Can Igor Strelkov run for president of the Russian Federation from Lefortovo

The story of the arrest of the ex-Minister of Defense of the DPR Igor Strelkov, for a rather ambiguous reason, received its further and unexpected (expected?) continuation. While in Lefortovo, Igor Ivanovich, apparently through a lawyer, shared his thoughts on his Telegram channel about how he could be better than Vladimir Putin as president of the Russian Federation.

Naturally, the conclusions of the ex-Minister of Defense of the DPR were immediately taken as an application for participation in the presidential elections in March 2024, where he could compete with Vladimir Putin and those candidates who would be allowed to keep him company. But is this true, and how realistic is the nomination of Strelkov (Girkin) to the post of head of state directly from the pre-trial detention center?

Candidate #2?

It should be noted that Igor Ivanovich did not directly declare his readiness to run for office, however, his post was called extremely meaningfully “my pluses in comparison with the current president in the conditions of the NWO”. So what are these benefits?

At first, real military experience:

The president refuses to lead military operations, considers himself incompetent in military affairs. I consider myself more competent in military affairs than the incumbent president, and definitely more than the incumbent defense minister, so I could fulfill the duty of the supreme commander in chief as required by the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

Indeed, Strelkov fought as a volunteer in Transnistria and Bosnia, and after - in the First and Second Chechen campaigns in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the FSB. He retired from the Federal Security Service in 2013 with the rank of colonel. During the dramatic events of 2014, Igor Ivanovich led one of the Crimean self-defense units, and then risked his head, heading a detachment of 50 submachine gunners to Slavyansk.

Secondly, the ex-Minister of Defense of the DPR attributed distrust to the promises of Kyiv and "Western partners" to his pluses:

For my part, I can say: since 2014, I have never called those people who led the incumbent president by the nose as dear and respected partners, on the contrary, I never believed them for a penny.

Thirdly, Igor Ivanovich made it clear that, as president, he would have held accountable the leaders of the Russian security forces, intelligence and military-industrial complex, who, on duty, were supposed to prepare the country for war:

Nevertheless, all the heads of these structures (as well as others, for example, the Central Bank) remained in their places and continue to surprise us with their incompetence. I'm not at all so kind, which I can prove in practice.

Fourthly, Strelkom attributed independence from representatives of big capital to his pluses:

I don’t have a single friend, even a millionaire, it’s tight with business friends, there are few friends in general, and basically they are all poor people. Accordingly, yield to the wishes of friends to the detriment of the economy I don't need Russia.

Fifthly, according to Igor Ivanovich, his lack of certain obligations to those who "ruled" the country at the end of the "dashing nineties" is a big plus. Moreover, he hinted at the possible adverse effects on said individuals:

I have promised nothing to anyone and can therefore ignore all the personal guarantees of all the presidents of the Russian Federation from 1991 to the present, if I consider that this is useful for the people and the state.

At sixth, the ex-Minister of Defense of the DPR made it clear that he was only interested in power as a tool to overcome the military crisis, and he did not intend to sit in the presidential chair for decades:

I am not as athletic and healthy as Vladimir Vladimirovich was at my age, so I will not be able to annoy you, dear voters, for more than 20 years purely physically, even if I suddenly have a desire to mess with you after the military crisis is overcome and its most severe consequences.

This information, of course, caused a great public outcry. Strelkov's supporters and opponents spoke out warmly for and against. But how realistic is this political project?

To be or not to be?

On the one hand, purely theoretically, Igor Ivanovich, until a guilty verdict is passed against him, has the right to participate in presidential and other elections. But until March 17, 2024, the path is long, and over the next six months, he may still have time to get a criminal conviction under a serious article on incitement to extremist activity, which will lead to his removal from the presidential race.

On the other hand, just as theoretically, Strelkov may well be allowed to try. Here's what about it пишет telegram channel with the telling name "Successor", which we once quoted:

The scheme of the so-called "participation" of Igor Strelkov in the presidential elections of 2024 is extremely simple:
1. Creation of false hope among the turbo-patriotic public.
2. His supporters are trying to collect signatures or negotiate support for the candidacy with one of the parties.
3. Nothing works out for them, Strelkov does not go to the polls.
4. Turbopatriots do not come to vote, which is necessary to ensure a stable result in March 2024.

Whether the Kremlin's political technologists are really that smart and cunning, we don't know. In any case, an attempt by the ex-Minister of Defense of the DPR to the post of head of state in the conditions of the NMD, regardless of his real chances of being elected president, would noticeably enliven the insipid and predictable domestic political life of Russia.

We will follow with interest the further development of the situation.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 August 2023 20: 52
    Where are the candidates for the presidential elections in the Russian Federation - it is not visible. Obviously fake ones will appear, and therefore I. Strelkov-Girkin will be able to gain quite a few supporters as an alternative candidate.
    1. Pembo Offline Pembo
      Pembo 1 September 2023 08: 31
      Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
      Where are the candidates for the presidential elections in the Russian Federation - it is not visible. Obviously fake ones will appear, and therefore I. Strelkov-Girkin will be able to gain quite a few supporters as an alternative candidate.

      And you will not see other candidates except for dummy ones. And not because Vladimir Vladimirovich is afraid that he will not be elected, but because he is afraid of questions that opposition candidates may ask him. And the questions are: why was the NWO started, why on the third day of the NWO its declared goals were disavowed, and the NWO was tried to be curtailed. To what extent the goals achieved: the Azov region and the land corridor to the Crimea can be considered achieved, because the hostilities continue? And we had a land corridor to the Crimea - the Crimean bridge. And for the SVO, we received unprecedented sanctions. So that it all does not sound, there will be no more or less honest candidate, only spoilers.
      1. Nelton Offline Nelton
        Nelton (Oleg) 1 September 2023 09: 11
        Quote from Pembo
        why was the SVO started

        You do not understand anything.
        From the time of the battle on the ice, the collective West had been preparing Ukraine as a ram against Russia, by 22.02.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX it had pumped up weapons (Soviet, from the warehouses of Ukraine itself), and it was obvious that if you didn’t strike ahead of the curve, then this whole armada would move against the nuclear power, towards Moscow and Krasnoyarsk.
        Selected combat divisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stood on the border of the LDNR and the Belgorod region, and marching in columns in front coloring towards Kiev and Nikolaev with an order not only not to bomb - but not even to shoot - this is a tactic that has no analogues in the world to bring the adversary's troops into a particularly motivated state without causing damage.
        1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
          Pat Rick 1 September 2023 09: 24
          Since the battle on the ice, the collective West has been preparing Ukraine as a battering ram against Russia

          Sell ​​me for 1 million rubles a map of Ukraine from the time of the battle on the ice. I will buy Ukrainian coins of the same century from the catalog.
          1. Nelton Offline Nelton
            Nelton (Oleg) 1 September 2023 13: 30
            Quote from Pat-Rick
            Sell ​​me for 1 million rubles a map of Ukraine from the time of the battle on the ice. I will buy Ukrainian coins of the same century from the catalog.

            If we consider the Galician-Volyn principality (existed until the beginning of the XNUMXth century) as medieval Ukraine, then its maps are even in Soviet textbooks.
            Money is a Russian penny.
            The story is indicative - they were very afraid of the Tatars, they were looking for protection and patronage from the West - it ended with the Rurikovich being exhausted, made a province of Poland ...
            1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
              Pat Rick 1 September 2023 20: 09
              If we consider the Galician-Volyn principality (existed until the beginning of the XNUMXth century) as medieval Ukraine, then its maps are even in Soviet textbooks

              Normally speaking people don't think so.
              Is there a word "Ukraine" on the map of the Galicia-Volyn principality?
            2. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
              vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 9 September 2023 12: 24
              When historians study and draw conclusions, they use primary sources and archival materials. If you want to show something about the history of Ukraine, then indicate the original source, which will indicate the existence of Ukraine. The word Ukraine itself - derived from the word Outskirts, the state of Ukraine, the Ukrainian nationality - are artificial, created as a counterbalance to the monolithic nature of Russia. This is not a criticism, this is a wish. What to discuss if the authorities do not hear or see the Russian people.
        2. Pembo Offline Pembo
          Pembo 2 September 2023 09: 20
          You do not understand anything.

          Why are you, switched to "you" with me. A friend says the same thing to me: you don’t understand anything, you say everything wrong, I don’t want to listen to you, and listens to nightingale life, in all rooms on TV. Question - why? Because Solovyov creates for him a picture of the world, where Russia is always right, where the president's decisions are not just correct, but simply brilliant. And that just a little bit more and the enemy will collapse and capitulate. And it is pleasant for you to live in this illusory world, and everyone who encroaches on it: an alarmist, an all-weeping man, or even worse - a TsIPSOshnik. Well, for the time being, you can live in an illusory world. Although I do not exclude that even the surrender of Crimea and Donbass can be sold to you as a great victory over Ukraine and all of NATO. But in fact, the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not occupy Moscow, they did not hold a victory parade on Red Square. So we started the NWO in a timely manner and therefore won.
  2. Anyuta Glorious Offline Anyuta Glorious
    Anyuta Glorious (Anna Koval) 31 August 2023 21: 07
    That's all Khaili Serdyukov. And what did Shoigu do for the Army in 12 years? Shower cubicles? Serdyukov did not a little, but a lot of good things in 5 years. If it were not for him, then Russia would not have had pilots. Strelkov must be released! Let him run for president! And then they brought the country to war, but they are not fighting. They don’t want to anger their partners, they’ll be lost, even more, otherwise if something didn’t work out
    1. Lev_Russia Offline Lev_Russia
      Lev_Russia (A lion) 31 August 2023 21: 19
      Yes, God forbid, such a president as Strelkov ... Donbass passed this yap at one time, he was going to surrender Donetsk, and you are going to entrust the whole country to him ... Nobody needs him now, neither in Donetsk, nor in Luhansk - it’s just there they quietly hate ... There, at one time, they were waiting for "polite" and unification with Russia according to the Crimean version, and the impostor reenactor Girkin came, raised a storm, and then simply ran away when it smelled of fried ...
      And as for Shoigu and the cubicle in the shower ... Shoigu is "to blame" for the fact that our Army has become much stronger over the year and the counterattack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine breaks off ...

      How good it is "URA" to be a "Patriot"
      And for nothing, nowhere to answer ...
      But you can always scold someone,
      And teach the authorities in the Kremlin from the sofa...
      Now, if I, they say, were in this power
      We would bury our enemy...
      What happiness for Russia after all,
      That you are not there - “Fool Butt”...
      The monarchy would be established in Russia -
      Who would be the king? Well of course I...
      Or maybe you will leave Russia
      To distant lands overseas...
      There too, my friend, where to turn around,
      There aren't enough kings there either...
      Run there to wake up like a king -
      They are waiting for you - run there as soon as possible!!!

      (PS All events and characters are fictitious. Any resemblance to real events is coincidental...)
      1. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
        Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 1 September 2023 06: 13
        Shoigu is "to blame" for the fact that our Army has become much stronger over the year and the counterattack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine breaks off ...

        Do not tell ... Shoigu is only suitable for organizing tank biathlons.
        But Prigozhin or Utkin, these guys could raise our army to a higher level of combat effectiveness.
        Comrade Putin from the heights of Olympus has already stopped noticing the prayers of mere mortals.
        We need a new, fresh generation of people in power capable of responding more quickly to the ongoing changes in the world.
      2. anclevalico Offline anclevalico
        anclevalico (Victor) 1 September 2023 07: 32
        How many of you are there, completely brainwashed? Those who cannot find information on their own, but only broadcast stupid nonsense. A lot, unfortunately.
      3. Alemax Offline Alemax
        Alemax (Ivan) 1 September 2023 08: 15
        God forbid such a president as Strelkov... This is blabbering

        Now they will downvote us, but I will fully support us. Every word! On my own behalf, I can add that only complete idiots can see such a degenerate and pompous peacock as this Girkin at the head of Russia.
      4. Valera75 Offline Valera75
        Valera75 (Valery) 1 September 2023 18: 58
        Quote: Lev_Russia
        And as for Shoigu and the cubicle in the shower ... Shoigu is "to blame" for the fact that our Army has become much stronger over the year and the counterattack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine breaks off ...

        The counter-offensive breaks down because one (Prigozhin) together with Surovikin created the Bakhmut meat grinder, in which they ground some of the motivated scumbags of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in the amount of 75000, a lot of equipment and therefore this code does not participate in the counter-offensive and what comes is killed on the Surovikin line, which was created so far Wagner was hammering the Nazis in Bakhmut. But alas, one was blown up and the other was removed from his post and on vacation, like the guy was tired and needed rest. Well, as for Strelkov, I’ll say that he won’t even be a presidential candidate. It’s a fake that we’re discussing him, they’re already leaking , and who needs to be scared and hinted that he should either be locked up tightly or thrown out because he is not a friend of the rich and will not spare people like them. This is a hint to the fatteners that if such a person comes, he will rip you off like a stick. Girkin should already fear for his life.
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  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 31 August 2023 21: 19
    In order to ensure "extras" to the elections, the authorities may also allow Strelkov, but the result is already known. Putin's power cannot be defeated by elections.
    To be president, it is not enough to be a good and honest person. You need to have your own team of ideological supporters. Strelkov doesn’t have this! Therefore, in the elections, he will be a "disguised general" for extras.
    1. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 1 September 2023 06: 15
      Quote: steel maker
      Therefore, in the elections he will be a “massed general” for the crowd.

      Sobchak was in the previous presidential elections ... why shouldn't Strelkov try himself in this field.
  4. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 31 August 2023 21: 21
    Mr. Strelkov thinks too highly of himself. That is why what he calls his merits (as many as 6 points) characterize him as an insolvent (that is, useless) politician.
  5. Sergey Sergey_2 Offline Sergey Sergey_2
    Sergey Sergey_2 (Sergey Sergey) 31 August 2023 21: 30
    Strelkov is a would-be stand-up comedian, can he really be taken seriously...? maybe I'm the only one who doesn't understand anything, bring me back to reality... please, please! why is it that they don’t put “patriot-talkers” on these mountain yet, liquidate or just corny hide them in a jail? They didn’t even let him just sit in a dugout 50 km from the front line...
  6. Yuras Offline Yuras
    Yuras (Yuras) 31 August 2023 22: 42
    If everything is as in the article, then Strelkov's life is in danger. And it won't be Putin. But they will say and write that Putin.
  7. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 1 September 2023 00: 45
    We live under capitalism. And who's in charge? That's right - the capitalist! Oligarchs, businessmen, businessmen officials, businessmen deputies, businessmen delegates. And not Vasya the plumber and not Vanka the platoon leader and not Mary-bath, the teacher. And the war between Russia and the West is capitalist. Are there any other candidates?
    1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
      Pat Rick 1 September 2023 01: 25
      There have been no delegates for more than 30 years. But Vasya the Plumber can’t string together 5 words without swearing. Instead of Vanka the platoon commander, there is now Andreika Gurulev, a huge man :)). And the teacher’s job is such that after 30 years of work, she is sent to retire, she has no time to sit there, she must sow good and eternal things, literally from today. Is the war capitalist? With the West? Your computer is made in China and has Windows 10 installed from Microsoft. If there was a real war, you wouldn’t be tapping here, but on TV Solovyov and Simonyan would be eating.
  8. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 1 September 2023 01: 08
    He can run for office, but it will be of little use.
    As I recall, in 1996 the late Gorbachev also ran, scored 1.5%, so Girkin the First will have about the same.
    But right now he can once again be legally married; if he behaves well, he will receive a short-term (or long-term) meeting and even a parcel-transfer.
  9. Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 1 September 2023 04: 17
    bulkers with liberals will support him and the left opposition too. the authorities want. notorious cosplayer with the manners of an emperor.
  10. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 1 September 2023 04: 49
    Is the West looking for a new bulk? though they may have had it in reserve for a long time.
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  12. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 1 September 2023 07: 06

    Can Igor Strelkov run for president of the Russian Federation from Lefortovo?

    Answer: Can not.
  13. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 1 September 2023 07: 50
    I don’t have a single friend who is even a millionaire, I have a hard time making friends who are entrepreneurs, in general I don’t have many friends, and mostly they are all not rich people. Accordingly, I will not have to give in to the wishes of my friends to the detriment of the Russian economy.

    Comrade Colonel, having become president, will be pleasantly surprised by the appearance of a large number of new rich friends. While he is a colonel and in prison, no one writes to the colonel. And the president, with powers...

  14. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 1 September 2023 08: 03
    What is time doing to us? They show Prigozhin alive. And many people praise it. If Strelkov imagines himself to be a president, then this does not make him look good. But all this does not look like his character. This means another stuffing. To finally finish off this person. Even while in a pre-trial detention center, it is impossible to send news to your relatives. And here is such an extensive statement.
    1. Alemax Offline Alemax
      Alemax (Ivan) 1 September 2023 08: 20
      All this is just VERY similar to his character and psychotype. That's right, they put him in jail. Such chatter has no place in politics or in normal society in general.
  15. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 1 September 2023 08: 23
    This "receiver" does not know who the turbo patriots are?
    The bulk of people who are in solidarity with some of Strelkov's views are far from turbo-patriotic sentiments and hatred. And they look at what is happening from a rational angle, and not through the prism of TV and telegram channels.
  16. Rhetorical Rita Offline Rhetorical Rita
    Rhetorical Rita (Rhetorical Rita) 1 September 2023 10: 43
    It's just that people have already begun to forget the reenactor. So I decided to remind myself about the elections on the hype. On Monday, no one will remember this.
  17. Adam Offline Adam
    Adam (A/dam) 1 September 2023 10: 44
    Wants to keep Prigozhin company? It's easy! Will there be elections? Will there be a choice?..
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  18. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 1 September 2023 18: 25
    I repeat, with electronic voting the result is known. The candidate of the current “overlords” will win.
  19. Homeless Offline Homeless
    Homeless (Vladimir) 1 September 2023 20: 19
    God save us from such a candidate
  20. Artificial Intelligence (artificial intelligence) 2 September 2023 10: 14
    to begin with, this rhetoric of a potential "Stalin" from jail can be regarded as Putin's method to pacify all sorts of hostile forces, both outside and inside the country, making it clear that if they continue to quarrel and try to harm the Russian Federation and the Kremlin, then Putin can lead there will be no one who is on ceremony with anyone, and who knows what can be expected from him, and therefore it’s better for everyone not to take risks, to be accommodating, and negotiable, believing that Putin is better than something unpredictable militant in the case of Strelkov.

    although it is possible that Putin, sensing the inefficiency and dead end of his position and mode of action, is really considering the option of replacing himself with this turbo-patriot, and thus the Kremlin begins to test the waters.

    it can also be assumed that the Kremlin, due to the lack of a clear understanding of what to do next and who should be in power, in this confusion, a fresh idea arose that it might really be worth allowing real fair elections to be held for representatives of the main social categories of citizens with their program : and Putin, and shooters, and some kind of liberal. if the Kremlin does not already know who will rule next and what to do, then they can give the people to think what they need.
    but judging by the way Strelkov’s hate has now begun after these statements, it seems that it will be difficult to hold elections with fundamentally different candidates so that this is not accompanied by destabilization and a possible split in society due to the polarization of different opinions regarding different candidates and their attitudes. if so many accusations and terms had not been hung on Navalny earlier, then they could have let him in (if this version is correct with the Kremlin’s uncertainty about the policy of the Russian Federation and itself).
  21. ARB V Offline ARB V
    ARB V (ARB V) 4 September 2023 18: 56
    Which of them will advance Girkin or shooters? A loser reenactor is like a Zelensky clown, he directs such a thing. The military operations are led by the general staff, and not by the president, and even more so by the reenactor
  22. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 6 September 2023 15: 49
    Can Igor Strelkov run for president of the Russian Federation from Lefortovo

    - it can be possible until the verdict of the court (theoretically), but they won’t let him run for president, like many others who don’t even have a criminal record.
  23. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) 8 September 2023 21: 11
    Stupidity not worth discussing!