Mostly cynicism based on Russian testimony with a little bit of experience thrown in.
I've been to Russia every year for ten years, and have never been in a motor altercation but I hear the stories of what jerks the militia are.
I was yelled at by a militiaman for no reason once; he simply wanted me to move instead of just standing there. And he said so with a swear between each word.
Oh, they changed their names to "police" as a P.R. thing, but they still act like total jerks.
"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"
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