So the Russians are said to be behind the opposition? Am I understanding this correctly?
No. They are trying to keep the existing regime in power despite that the opposition apparently won the election.
Yes. They said on Fox earlier today this might lead to a civil war. The people know they've been cheated and are very upset over it... Putin is moving to consolidate his power outside of Russia -- you can't get a tiger to change it's spots -- once KGB, always KGB (IMO)