Putsch: a violent attempt to overthrow a government.
Putin did not use violence that we know of, but the Russian government was certainly guilty of interfering in our recent election. However, Putin would have been much less effective, in my opinion, if the Republican Party and certain of the media had not prepared the way by smearing Hillary Clinton since 1992 and obstructing Barack Obama for the past eight years. The GOP was Putin’s enabler.
Please see Regime change part 3