Here's L'il Volodya signing Something Important (the annexation document?); and note, by way of weighty and none-too-subtle symbolism - classic Russia - in the display case is a model of the sunken cruiser Moskva. So this is obviously revenge, writ large.
Compo: your speech bubbles for some of this motely crew. I'll start you off.
No.13 - Couldn't we have found some carpet instead of this manky kitchen flooring?
No.15 - Shut your face and get your T-shirt in the wash!