The “handwriting” of Kyiv puppeteers, who had a hand in the protests in Belarus, was discovered in Russia. “Demanding justice” activists of unknown origin, probably began to prepare raids on security officials who controlled order at illegal actions (street protests) in support of blogger Alexei Navalny.
Populist anti-establishment speech is Navalny’s only speech. He doesn’t have a more articulate speech. No matter how hard we look, we can’t find any indication of what his foreign policy would be, his economic policy, what he thinks of Russian monetary policy as it is conducted today. Does he have an opinion on how to change the financing of social protection? Does he have an opinion on how he would like to carry out pension reforms? The populist leader is the one who takes the lead in the protests, but who has no agenda.
Disinformation message on poisoned and jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
The FBK, Foundation for Combating Corruption, led by Alexey Navalny is a Russian nonprofit organisation based in Moscow established in 2011. Its main goal is to investigate and expose corruption cases among high-ranking Russian government officials. He is also a politician with a political party (firstly People's Alliance then Progress Party when authorities refused the first name), despite the fact that the Russian authorities have repeatedly refused its registration for years based on various formal reasons.
Denouncing corruption among officials is not necessarily an anti-elite and populist agenda. Moreover, Navalny's political views are developed and practical and often publicly discussed. For example, a discussion between Paris Science Po University Professor Sergey Guriev and Alexei Navalny was aired on TV Rain in December 2020 and details his programme. The one hour programme is freely visible on Youtube in Russian with English subtitles. The transcripts are published in Russian and French. His main message is for the defence of the rule of law, pluralism and how to defend democracies against populism, not only with the lessons of the Russian example but also from what happened in Western Europe.
The claim that Alexey Navalny doesn't have a political programme or party because its official registration is refused by authorities cannot be accepted, neither that he is populist because he denounces corruption.
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