View from the West: Why Navalny was poisoned right now


In Russia, those who actively oppose the government are sometimes eliminated. But Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok three weeks ago, is likely to survive. However, it is not clear why they decided to deal with him right now, writes the American magazine Foreign Policy.


Navalny is Russia's most famous and popular opposition politician. Whether Moscow will answer for the attempt on his life is unknown. But the West is already considering certain actions. Although on the eve of the poisoning, at a meeting of the opposition in Tomsk, Navalny himself said that it was not profitable for the Kremlin to take his life.

If they kill me, it will simply create additional problems for those in power, as was the case with Nemtsov

- Navalny said then.

Many experts agree with Navalny's opinion that his death could provoke mass protests in Russia and was a "nightmare scenario" for the authorities. But apparently, after the introduction of amendments to the Constitution, something has changed. The incumbent President Vladimir Putin got the opportunity to run twice more. Therefore, the Russian authorities could decide to abolish even the appearance of democracy in the country.

After the constitutional reform, we are dealing with a completely different political regime. This regime is much more conservative, intolerant and repressive. After that, we can expect something that we could not expect from the Putin regime before.

- said Tatiana Stanovaya, head of the political analysis firm “Ar. Politician".

Sam Green, director of the Russia Institute at King's College London, believes that the referendum has demonstrated to Moscow the problematic nature of the situation in the country. Amid a pandemic and worsening economic situations, the usual levers of influence on the population no longer work.

This prompted the Kremlin to start clearing the site of competitors.

- Green is sure.

As for Navalny and his team, they have been investigating and exposing flagrant corruption in their country. Until 2017, the authorities tolerated them, until they accused Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of embezzling $ 1 billion.This rocked the Russian outback and expanded the opposition's electoral base. After that, the authorities began to persecute Navalny, considering him politically dangerous.
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  1. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 13 September 2020 10: 29
    +1
    Here is the same stuff sucked out of the mattress finger. His corpse, except as peddlers of democracy - nobody needs nafur. Well, Leshik shrieked - so what? They got scared right in the Kremlin, yeah, they can't eat straight. laughing
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 13 September 2020 11: 44
      +2
      Quote: akarfoxhound
      yeah, they can't eat straight

      For officials of the Soviet culture, swearing from the West is like indigestion. For they used to idolize for grundiks, jeans and chewing gum.
      Never mind that the native population of the United States is not represented in the legislative branch at any level. They do not notice discrimination against independent candidates in the presidential elections. They see discrimination against opposition candidates in the Belarusian presidential elections, but they do not see discrimination in the American ones. And this is a reason not to recognize the November 3 elections as legitimate - even before the vote. China and Russia do not recognize elections - and what should Biden do with Trump? Just clap your eyes? You can't appoint an ambassador, you can't agree on negotiations.
      1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 13 September 2020 13: 12
        -4
        Yeah, Russia does not recognize - and will look like a laughing stock in the eyes of the whole world. And Russia needs ambassadors and negotiations no less than the United States, and perhaps even more. If they blink their eyes, it is perhaps from amazement at such stupidity. And what "indigenous population", Indians, or what? So they are on their territories, they live on “reservations” on everything ready, they don't pay taxes, a bunch of other nishtyaks have, and this is with any government, why should they have any elections? Although they have the same voting rights as the rest. And no one discriminates against the independent in any way - please exhibit. Only the people for them somehow do not really vote. It's funny about China - the bulk of Chinese exports go there.
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
          Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 13 September 2020 14: 23
          +3
          Quote: Natan Bruk
          So they are on their territories, they are "reservations" live on everything ready, they do not pay taxes, a bunch of other nishtyaks have.

          Gee-gee-gee !!! Type in the search engine pictures "Indian reservation" and compare with "Tajik aul" - a symbol of post-Soviet poverty.
          Indian settlements can only be compared with Yemeni ones - in the dullness of the landscape.
          And China's exports to the United States are running out. Is it a global crisis, you know. Now resources are needed for the goods - copyrights, unique machines, delicacies, finally. What does the USA have to offer? Nowadays there are only defective airplanes and hyped Teslas.
          As for the ambassadors, the diplomatic corps on both sides is limited to 68 people. The US Ambassador to Russia does not even have a full-time translator - they invite them from the English embassy. And what can you talk about with them? About the admission of Russian investigators to materials about Abu Ghraib? This is really a laughing stock to allow Russians to access the secrets of Obama and Trump's meat menu.
          1. Tatyana Offline Tatyana
            Tatyana 14 September 2020 11: 40
            +2
            Navalny's companion-girlfriend, who was the only one of 6 of his companions deviating from the testimony of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs about the alleged "poisoning" of Navalny, escaped from investigators, secretly flew to Germany with Navalny on a German plane ..
            It is known that this "girlfriend" of Navalny resides permanently in London and is a link between Navalny, Khodorkovsky and foreign intelligence. It was she who supplied materials to Navalny for his exposing videos from British and American intelligence services. All photos and materials about her are carefully cleaned up on the Internet

            Simply put, she is a British and American spy surrounded by Navalny. And our investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs simply let her out of Russia. Now suspected of poisoning Navalny, if there really was, as they say, catch it like the wind in a field!
            1. Marina Mylnikova (Marina Mylnikova) 20 September 2020 00: 09
              +4
              Most likely guess. But our FSB and Mamzel Duritskaya were released to Ukraine without being questioned on a polygraph. Purely in life, a man walking with a girl goes where she leads. Duritskaya led Nemtsov to the Kremlin, where they were expected ... The purpose of the murder of Nemtsov near the Kremlin was to deploy a march from Maryina Roshcha to the Kremlin, in order to start the revolution again. They took Navalny and imprisoned him just in case. Honestly, Nemtsov was killed by his own people, that is, the Americans, how to drink, otherwise it would be impossible to go to the Kremlin. But Duritskaya was released, why? This indicates either that an order was received from above, or that in the UK the organizers of the revolution had (and now have?) Their own furry paw. In Ukraine, they banged Sashka Bilogo on orders from the Yankees, when he began to shame them until I can. Oh, naive oppositionists! What are your lives for the USA? Nutrient plankton ...
              1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
                Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 20 September 2020 13: 30
                0
                Yes, Duritskaya hired Chechens, but they stubbornly did not give her away :)))
            2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
              Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 20 September 2020 13: 29
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              And why would Russia stubbornly refuse to even open a criminal case on this matter?
              1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
                Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 20 September 2020 14: 33
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                Quote: Natan Bruk
                And why would Russia stubbornly refuse to even open a criminal case on this matter?

                As soon as something is presented about the poisoning, they will be taken. So far, analyzes in Russian laboratories have yielded nothing, and the Germans present evidence only in words. And there was this poisoning or some kind of crisis (diabetic or hypertensive) - a great secret.
                And our investigators are also not averse to looking into the scenes of crimes against humanity - Abu Ghraib and Antavilyai. Will Lithuanians agree?
          2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
            Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 20 September 2020 13: 27
            0
            The end of Chinese exports to the United States is a deep decline in the Chinese economy. And the United States is already transferring production from China. It will be more expensive, but not fatal, but China will be very difficult. And there was a queue for the planes, and it remains, as half the world flew on Boeings. Can we compare how many flies on Russian and Chinese planes? And besides that, a lot of things are produced in the USA. For example, most of the diagnostic equipment is General Electric. Or can we compare the Russian and American pharma? - due to the pandemic in aviation in general, things are not good, but this is the case all over the world. The updated MAX is already ready for release on the line, as soon as the coronavirus ends, it will go on the line. Well, about "what to talk about with them", then What to talk to the Russians about - about allowing American investigators to investigate Navalny's poisoning? In Russia, after all, they stubbornly refuse to open a criminal case on this matter. And as for Indian reservations, their life is completely satisfied with them they live as they want, they don't pay taxes, etc.
        2. Marina Mylnikova (Marina Mylnikova) 20 September 2020 00: 25
          +3
          And who would like to live on the reservation of his great homeland, where on the shores of the Great North American Lakes were everywhere the wigwams of their ancestors? Even with all sorts of nishtyaks? I DO NOT believe that the Indians love those who have herded them on the reservations like cattle for cattle. This is an eternal, inextinguishable hatred that reaches the heavens, and one day the heavens will heed this hatred, after all, do not covet a foreign land! And the negroes in America have gone their separate ways. In place of Trump, it is worth sending them to their historical homeland from the United States. Let there be pogroms in Africa.
          1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
            Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 20 September 2020 13: 32
            0
            Yeah. Only the Indians are absolutely satisfied with their life and for some reason they don't make any claims. At the same time, no one keeps them in their territories, at any time you can go anywhere like any US citizen. But for some reason they don't want to. everything suits me.
            1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
              Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 20 September 2020 14: 26
              +1
              Quote: Natan Bruk
              Only now the Indians are absolutely satisfied with their life and for some reason they do not make any claims

              When claims arise, FBI agents appear with pump-action guns, and put the claimants to rest. Only under Obama, something turned upside down, the Indians began to demand rent for land reservations taken in the 50s of the last century under the law on unused lands, the judges for throwing off companies - they say, the lands turned out to be barren - suddenly turned out to be of principle, and the amount of penalties in 19 th year reached 4 billion dollars (the favorite amount of American judges - 4 - dieselgate, 4 - Bayer for Monsanto, 4 - Philip Maurice tobacco). And in this they generally graduated: half of the state of Oklahoma was recognized as Indian territory. With cities and white farmers. Now complete disenfranchisement of white and black? wink
  2. Valentine Online Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 13 September 2020 14: 33
    +4
    But who needs this political gimmick .... And how was it that he was not poisoned with the super improved chemical warfare agent "Novichok", otherwise he moved away from alcohol syndrome, as it often happens with him, yes + also diabetes mellitus for alcohol - that's you and a coma in case of metabolic disorders, when not blood is flowing in the veins, but sugar syrup, and his screams on the plane are a sure sign of a pre-coma state against the background of glycemia.
    1. Marina Mylnikova (Marina Mylnikova) 19 September 2020 23: 53
      0
      There is one more aspect: anyone can get anticholinesterase agents from fly agaric. It won't take long to make such a fake "newbie" out of fly agaric, and there will be traces of anticholinesterase drugs, and a coma would seem to be. But the Charité circus leaves sooner or later, and instead of the victim Navalny remains in the role of a clown. How the respected Merkel came up with such dishonor to hang on herself, presumably, made a big bet on this "horse".
    2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 20 September 2020 13: 41
      0
      What kind of “diabetes mellitus?” How did you get the idea that he has it at all? Yes, and why did the ambulance team decide that it was poisoning with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and carried out the appropriate treatment - atropine, etc., which actually saved his life ? From the outside it is very funny to observe such "specialists" who do not have the slightest idea about the subject. For laymen - there is such a science of chemistry, and specialists who understand it can build any form of these very acetylcholinesterase inhibitors - even liquid, even gaseous, even solid and of any degree of pathogenicity. Moreover, it will be dangerous only if ingested
  3. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 14 September 2020 05: 30
    0
    Who is this anyway? A well-known politician positioner. laughing
  4. Elena Ushkova Offline Elena Ushkova
    Elena Ushkova (Elena Ushkova) 14 September 2020 22: 15
    +1
    Problems with Nemtsov? What were the problems with Nemtsov? There were no mass events to the ambassador of his murder. Bloggers and the media wandered around and that's it. Pay attention to the poisoning of Navalny - zero attention.
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 15 September 2020 06: 06
    +1
    On the grounds of the description of which I found on the net, Navalny had the most common attack of acute pancreatitis. Extremely unpleasant crap, by myself. , pancriatitis is on by default. The combination of fatty food + coffee + alcohol for a diabetic is banned, which once again speaks of Navalny's mental abilities in general. The doctors therefore let him go to Germany because they did not expect any trick. It was our state security that made it simple, if only through this setup they are not trying to figure out the instigators of this event in our opposition, but through them to reach the British agents. The Germans are being framed, you can see it with the naked eye, clumsy and stereotyped.
    1. Marina Mylnikova (Marina Mylnikova) 19 September 2020 23: 59
      +1
      Pretty logical. But he could have taken something in order to fall into a seizure attack. Doctors made sodium oxybutyrate, most likely to inject into a drug-induced coma. There is also an option that Navalny's entourage, no less American than himself, slipped something into him without his consent. For the sake of general, so to speak, business.
    2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 20 September 2020 13: 47
      0
      You wouldn't be whipping nonsense, "medic" - she is in pain. To begin with, why did you get the idea that he had diabetes? Yes, and he had nothing to do with the clinic of pancreatitis. You at least ask what it is. Well, for everyone Let me remind you a case - the ambulance team diagnosed poisoning with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and carried out the appropriate treatment - atropine, etc., which, in fact, saved his life. Oh, these network doctors ...
      1. shinobi Offline shinobi
        shinobi (Yuri) 21 September 2020 09: 02
        0
        This is you fucking rubbish. Navalny has an official diagnosis of "chronic pancryotitis". It is common to all diabetics and can go into the "acute" phase. This is what you are building from yourself. And yes, the decomposition products of acetylcholinesterase can be passed off as substances from the "Novichek group" since both belong to organophosphates. Here only an inhibitor is a drug used in the treatment of a number of brain diseases (early dementia, alzheimer's, sleep disorders, etc.) and Newbie is an OS from the sarin group. Funnily enough, both have a similar effect on the nervous system, only in He is 1000 times stronger than a beginner. The one who cranked it up, gave recommendations, perfectly knows the essence of the issue. A military medic with a very special specialization.
  6. free_flier Offline free_flier
    free_flier 15 September 2020 09: 10
    +1
    Stupid statements by Lesha daddies.
    "Popular politicians" .... yes, 98% of the country's population does not know this rascal and does not want to know.
    They are known only to those who fall from the western feeders, and all the screeching only because if they stop screaming, the feeders will be empty
  7. Marina Mylnikova (Marina Mylnikova) 19 September 2020 22: 59
    +1
    When I found out that they were allegedly being “hounded” again by “Novice”, it became clear that this was a theatrical performance intended for a Western audience. The FSB, who suffered for the Skripals, would not have used Novichok purely because of painful sensations. But the propagandists of the West - they wanted to repeat the procedure of vilifying Russia in their media with pleasure, and Novichok in the newspapers - oh, again terrible Russia is poisoning the candidate with Novichok. Get poisoned now, Navalny, you are in the wrong place.
  8. Alexander Anisimov (Alexander Anisimov) 3 October 2020 01: 20
    +1
    In many ways we are not finalizing it.

    load oranges into barrels!

    It is enough to call Guaido, Tikhanovskaya and Navalny Gauleiter, preferably through all the first and so on channels. It is possible and necessary to draw parallels to Cuba - Khatyn, Heydrich - Lidice, Tikhanovskaya - sanctions, Navalny - sanctions. And you can press this pedal as much as you like, let them refute it.
    And about poisoning, quite interesting. Our first, yet not entirely detective novel - "Crime and Punishment" Ax and a whip on the head, Mercader to Trotsky, with an ice ax. Again, grunt. Repin's painting Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan. Over the head too. As it is in ours.
    They have. Conan Doyle. The first story about Holmes - "Study in crimson tones" and immediately poison. Wherever the poison is, look for a Briton, or at least someone from the Borgia family. It is very likely that this thought is in the right direction. But it's hard to prove, the perfect murder is their fix idea. They dream and think about it since childhood. Kill and blame someone else, even just for the love of art. How do you know the truth? Well, if you just press it against the wall ...
    And grunt