Bloomberg: Putin is making a mistake in the situation with Navalny

On Sunday, January 17, a plane landed at Sheremetyevo with Alexei Navalny, the leader of the Russian non-systemic opposition returning from Germany, on board. After landing, the head of the FBK is detained and charged in a number of past cases. But aren't the Russian authorities making a mistake with the oppositionist? Bloomberg writes about a kind of confrontation between Vladimir Putin and Alexei Navalny.

According to the publication, what is happening with Navalny has its own very predictable logic of a competition of will between him and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russians value and respect power games. Both Navalny and Putin know this. And for both, a lot is at stake.

For years, the Kremlin has tried to belittle Navalny; Putin does not even call him by name, resorting to such euphemisms as "that man", and more recently - "Berlin patient." However, Kremlin residents and Putin himself know that Navalny is more than just an anti-corruption blogger. He is the only Russian politician who constantly attracts attention, comparable to the attention to the Russian leader. The unsuccessful poisoning last August raised interest in Navalny to unprecedented heights.

Trying to ignore Navalny is a mistake made by Putin during his abnormally long tenure as president

- considers Bloomberg.

Putin tried to make Navalny irrelevant by forcing him to emigrate. This tactic once worked for a dictator - for example, former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky still funds minor anti-Putin media in Russia, but he is outside political scenes.

At the service of the Putin regime are practically endless resources used for the struggle, a whole arsenal of means and an army of people ready to carry out any order. To thwart Navalny, Putin can initiate criminal prosecutions, manipulate air traffic over the capital, send judges to police stations - in short, do almost anything.

However, the tactics of the Russian dictator did not work - Western news The sites are overflowing with expressions of support for Navalny from various world leaders from US President-elect Joe Biden to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. But in the epic battle with Putin, Navalny stands alone.

It is not known whether Putin will lose in this case, but the situation with Navalny is the biggest challenge for the ruler of Russia.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 20 January 2021 12: 29
    Grudinin, Platoshkin, Furgal, Navalny. All these politicians are united by the recognition and respect of people for them, for various factors. And no respect for Putin, for sure. And this is dangerous for the government not only for Putin. Therefore, all these politicians are hanged with criminal articles in order to exclude them from elected companies in the future. Navalny is mainly not against corruption, this is a cover, but against Russia as a state. New Yeltsin for the West. And the fact that he finally began to crush, I welcome it. But Grudinin, Platoshkin, Furgal, they ought to unite and create a political association. If Russia means something to them.
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 20 January 2021 12: 47
      Ooo.)) Do you know how many people they unite who consider them to be swindlers and swindlers?
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 20 January 2021 17: 07
        And you tell the Khabarovsk residents to the face. And let's see who you then consider a swindler!
        1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
          Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 20 January 2021 18: 50
          I have three friends from Khabarovsk and the surrounding area.
          They saw your Furgal in the coffin.
  2. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 20 January 2021 13: 05
    Demonstrative detention of Navalny from the category of quotations of the VSC

    We wanted the best, but it turned out as always

    It was enough at passport control to hand him a summons to the court at 10-00 the next day. Has come - to arrest "for absenteeism". He failed to appear - forced drive for contempt of court. And so they make him a victim of repression. When will the Russian security forces start thinking with their heads, not with a sword belt.
  3. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 20 January 2021 13: 29
    Lesha worked for a very expensive seller of the Motherland. He earned money for treatment in the Charite - now he needs to shake his health in the prison of the Motherland in order to go back to the western bed under an imported IV. This is how harmful it is, the work of a haphazard oppositionist.
    There is an opinion that after a real release, Leshik will become completely uninteresting and will not be taken to Charite's bed.
  4. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 20 January 2021 15: 22
    There is no opposition. This is ridiculous. Who is Oval Oral ...? - that's right, he is. So why get your hands dirty on such dirt? This is only in the dreams of the impudent Saxons, this shit means something, and the Russians definitely see this substance. There is nothing to discuss here.
  5. Yurets Offline Yurets
    Yurets (Yuri) 20 January 2021 18: 43
    Bloomberg ... Compared x ... with a finger ... Who is bulk? A traitor - yes, a secret service agent - yes, a provocateur - yes. Today people have understood who they are dealing with. And recent events indirectly confirm this. To plant the scoundrel in full, and let the libertine squeal. Their screeching only pleases the ear, and instills confidence that, finally, the state has taken a firm position in defending its interests
  6. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 20 January 2021 21: 01
    The only thing that finally did the right thing, otherwise it would be soaked by their own. For this, he was sent here to make a dead victim. But they did not have time. So at least he will remain alive.
  7. eco3 Online eco3
    eco3 (erwin vercauteren) 21 January 2021 15: 47
    this is the best proof that the great Western media are just amateurs and completely delusional, to make a piece of shit like Navalny a piece of quality chocolate, let them be with their illusions, but they will hang this ka high and dry, and if he is allowed to hang it, in public, as Syria did to that Jewish Syrian spy (Cohen °) in the sixties who would shut the mouths of all these would-be traitors.
  8. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 21 January 2021 18: 08
    - Western news sites are overflowing with expressions of support for Navalny from various world leaders from US President-elect Joe Biden to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

    Well, it's clear here.
    Us army. wink

    So let's go the right way.

    PS The attitude of the "collective West", a litmus test of the actions of the Russian authorities at all times.
    Everything that he actively dislikes, as a rule, is for the good of Russia.