Mexican drug-wars really bring out the Aztec in the hombre —one narco would deep-free the feet of his targets, then slowly lower the rest of them into boiling oil.
When feeling extra frisky he’d to the KIDS of the target.
The Russians should consider this, and I think they will.
Neah, the Russkis are civilized.
The are, however, known to send small body parts (fingers, ears, etc.) from loved ones to those who are misbehaving, to encourage them to behave better.
This happened waaaay back in Lebanon when some unpleasant folks kidnapped some embassy wonk, and they got him back - unharmed.
I remember back when the Iranian “students” sacked our embassy in Tehran.
Japan Times ran a cartoon from someone. Jimmay Cataahh was standing in front of a pristine Soviet embassy, he was looking all raggedy and beat up. He was talking through the fence to your quintessential “Boris” type.
The caption read: “Why not us too? Comrade, they KNOW we do not ALLOW such things!”
I’ve been trying to find it, but that was almost 35 something years ago.
It was really funny.