Russia’s governors are finding themselves at the sharp end of the law. Behind the law enforcers, observers see the hand of the Kremlin and an attempt to force local leaders to play by Moscow’s rules. You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.