DISINFO: Navalny is just a tool, not a real opposition leader
Alexei Navalny is not an opponent in the political sense, he does not want changes in the country, he is just a foreign tool to change power in Russia. And he is looking for a revolution like the one that took place in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Navalny is a western project. He has some connection with foreign intelligence and it is difficult to understand the role he plays. Do they use him according to some agreements? Yes. Navalny found his desire long ago when he studied abroad, and from that time has been an interest in Western society, which was pushing opposition forces in Russia. Therefore, there is talk about him and a call for his release from detention.
Navalny isn’t really an opposition leader but he just wants to have a sit and talk with [Russia President Vladimir] Putin, thus trying to raise himself to Putin’s level.
Alexei Navalny is a founder and leader of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), which has investigated embezzlement from the state budget, uncovered the lives of Russian politicians and businessmen close to the government and different corruption practices. FBK's goal is to eliminate corruption.
Navalny, as an anti-corruption campaigner, has long been the most prominent face of Russian opposition to President Vladimir Putin. His candidacy in the 2018 presidential election was banned by authorities over his conviction by a Russian court of embezzlement, which bars him from running for office. He has been arrested and imprisoned several times during his political career.
There is no evidence to suggest that the Russian opposition figure was, or has been, connected with foreign intelligence services.
Alexei Navalny was detained following his return to Russia from Germany where he was treated for the poisoning with Novichok type nerve agent. The EU has condemned the detention of Alexei Navalny and called for his immediate release.
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