MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev vowed Monday to "deal" with ultranationalists who joined football fans this weekend to run riot in the center of Moscow.
"Everything is under control -- both in Moscow and the country," Medvedev wrote on his Twitter page in a message posted at around midnight.
"We will deal with everyone who defiled things. Everyone. You can be certain of that," Medvedev said using a crude Russian word that also means "defecated."
Russian football fans and ultranationalists clashed with police on a central square facing the Kremlin on Saturday in a rally that was originally called to protest the police handling of an investigation into the shooting of a Spartak Moscow football fan.