Navalny is a skilled and assertive politician. At the same time, the Kremlin as a very predictable institution. The Putin regime can only operate within its own framework.
Many have asked themselves, for example, what was the point of arresting Navalny once he returned to Russia. In this way, he got more attention. Why do you invent inventions that are clearly fabricated and thus only prove how afraid of Navalny you are. Why is it now decided to call Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund an extremist organization – an accusation that makes the Putin regime desperate for its absurdity.
But it really is very simple. For the Kremlin, Navalny is the enemy, and the enemies must be brought under control. Putin officials can do it the way they have always done it: intimidation, threats, use of force and expulsion.
First, they try to intimidate (in 2012, Navalny was charged with embezzlement). Then the relatives are punished (in 2014, Navalny’s brother Oleg Navalny was sentenced to three and a half years in prison). Then they resort to violence (in 2017, Navalny received a green tint in his eyes). When nothing else helps you, you simply have to remove the problem (in 2020, Navalny was poisoned with the neurotoxin Novitjok).
Nothing helped. This is because Navalny knows how the Kremlin behaves and prepares every time. It wears off like the Russian doll Nivalgashka (designed so that it always stands upright). Even Navalny refuses to die because of the nerve gas.
Nothing helped. This is because Navalny knows how the Kremlin behaves and prepares every time. Dressed like a Russian doll Naughty (Designed to always stand upright). Even Navalny refuses to die because of the nerve gas.
When Navalny was sent In prison, he was the most famous internationally known Russian prisoner. If the Kremlin had had some imagination, they would have treated Navalny well. Not because the Putin regime cares about human rights, but because it would have been a clever way to diminish interest in the star.
Instead, prison authorities treat Navalny the same way they have always treated political prisoners. They are trying to break him. SallumatIt is called in Russian, and in short it means making a man obedient by torturing life from it.
That’s why Navalny He is not receiving adequate care for a herniated disk, and he is not seeing his doctor, Don’t even get their physiotherapy instructions. This is why he wakes up eight times a night. This is why his health deteriorated even before he was on hunger strike.
The Kremlin does Just as usual, no one needs to doubt for a moment that Navalny was ready. He answers as he usually does: takes back the initiative, fixes attention on his own agenda. The only way for a Russian prisoner to do this is to go on hunger strike.
It’s a strange gamble. Hunger strikes can be fatal, especially in a country where there is a long tradition of forcibly feeding dissidents. Navalny still has flings after being poisoned.
It’s a strange gamble. Hunger strikes can lead to death, Especially in a country where there is a long tradition of forcibly feeding dissidents. Navalny still has flings after being poisoned. It’s too bad now He was taken to the hospital, This certainly does not guarantee better care as the hospital is in another prison.
They transferred him to another torture center. States Ivan ZhdanovWho heads the Anti-Corruption Fund. The organization currently has “foreign agent” status in Russia. Soon it will be called an “extremist organization”.
In short: Putin is here To torment his opponent’s life, as he does so in front of an open curtain. But also because it predicts that there will be no consequences.
When I got a call in Moscow one night in February 2015 that Boris Nemtsov had been killed, I knew that the case would not be resolved.
But if Alexei Navalny died, then there is nothing to explain. We’re tracking it in real time, and we already know everything. The only difference is that Navalny is still alive.
There is still a chance to do something.
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