We cannot ring out the year without taking up the challenge rap presents to Russian state power. Yes, take charge of it. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll almost sunk the Brits, who survived only by heavy state repression. The pivotal role of MI-5 is yet to be revealed.
Essentially, implement a “loyalty test” to challenge a rapper’s professed loyalty to the Russian state. The Romans had the same problem in the first century A.D. They devised extreme methods to vet their centurions. This documentary video re-enacts the Roman test, which I hope will be helpful to Vladimir Putin: