DirkDayZSA t1_j5mkkix wrote

The Russian wife of the third-rate minor noble they wanted to put in power tried to establish contacts with the Russian embassy, but at this point it is unclear if that went anywhere. Also these yahoos planned to get their coup recognized by the Russian government asap after pulling the trigger. So even if Russia didn't pull the strings, the people involved sure did think they would be doing Putin a favor.