DISINFO: Navalny keeps inciting demonstrations through his extremist organisation
  • Outlet: sputniknews.gr (archived)*
  • Date of publication: August 11, 2021
  • Article language(s): Greek
  • Reported in: Issue 254
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia
Alexei Navalny Anti-Russian Destabilising Russia

DISINFO: Navalny keeps inciting demonstrations through his extremist organisation


A Russian investigative committee announced new charges against Alexey Navalny because he has founded an extremist organisation (FBK) and he has been inciting new demonstrations against the Russian government.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russian opposition activist and politician Alexei Navalny.

Alexei Navalny, in addition to founding the Russia of the Future party in 2018, is also the founder and leader of the "Anti-Corruption Foundation" (FBK), which has investigated embezzlement from the Russian 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. Their funding comes from donations and therefore the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation recognised FBK as a "foreign agent" due to the Russian "foreign agent" law because they receive donations from outside Russia. However, FBK does not agree with this claim and is appealing it in court.

See further disinformation claims that Alexei Navalny is a depleted political project; that the neo-liberal forces behind Navalny will intensify their attempts to destroy Russia; that Navalny is used as an instrument by Western special services and that the West needs Alexei Navalny to destabilise the situation in Russia.


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