A Roman emperor would consider the tyrant Putin’s treatment of Alexei Navalny’s supporters as foolish but, looking at Russia as a whole, would not see Navalny as a danger to Putin’s tyranny.
The emperor took a largely eirenic view of angry mobs. If they were asking for e.g. food in a shortage, he supplied it.
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