Latest MoD update on the war in Ukraine
The apparent "closer interlinking of regional governors into Russia's national security system" rather reminds me of the scene in "Star Wars - A New Hope" where Grand Moff Tarkin says
"The regional governors now have direct control of their territories"
and adds that fear will keep people in line, before Darth Vader goes on to prove the point by force-choking a senior officer for disagreeing with him.
I don't think it will end any better for Putin's regime in the real world than it did for Emperor Palpatine's in the stories.