What did Putin do to ensure that he doesn't get overthrown by a military coup or to reduce the likelihood of it?

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What did Putin do to ensure that he doesn't get overthrown by a military coup or to reduce the likelihood of it?

https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2022-05-25/new-punishments-await-russian-defectors-as-putin-grows-alarmed-over-ukraine

Several Kremlin watchers familiar with inner workings in Moscow tell
U.S. News the introduction of the bill reflects growing concern among
Russian elites of the rates of defectors on the battlefield in
Ukraine, along with reports that hundreds are volunteering to join
specialized units in the Ukrainian army composed of disaffected
Russian citizens.

There's increased defection and the number of discontent people is growing. I am thinking it should raise alarm and the elites are considering that there's also a risk of a military coup happening.

Now, I am wondering what the Russian elites did to prevent that from happening, and in general what might be the steps usually taken to remedy a similar situation.

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