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Russian opposition figure Navalny detained at passport control after returning to Moscow following five months in Germany

https://on.rt.com/azna

"Russia's prison authority has confirmed the detention. Navalny, who was wanted for breaching the terms of his probation from a previous criminal case, will remain in custody until the court rules on pre-trial restrictions against him, it said. In 2014, he received a 3 1/2 year sentence, suspended for 5 years, for embezzling 30 million rubles (400,000) from two firms, one of them being French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher. This sentence was later extended for a further year. It was due to expire on December 30, 2020.

On December 28, the Federal Penitentiary Service summoned Navalny to a probation officer in Moscow, where he was to check in regularly due to the terms of his sentence. Be he remained in Germany and didn't attend the meeting. The penal service insisted that the protest leader deliberately avoided their supervision, as medical papers published by the German doctors revealed that his health problems were already behind him and he was fit to travel to Russia. The agency believes that his no-show and five other missed appointments should be grounds for Navalny's suspended sentence to be replaced with an actual term behind bars."

 

Berlin clinical data confirm Alexei Navalny had pancreatis, diabetes, liver failure, staphylococcal infection, mild heart attack - NO Novichok symptoms

https://t.co/kFIYEMTPr4?amp=1

"The German laboratory test results for Alexei Navalny, published by a group of doctors at the Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin last month, reveal a surprising number of medical symptoms, but they are not those of Novichok nerve agent poisoning as Navalny and his supporters in western governments have alleged..."

 

NDPP

Navalny Defies Putin on Return to Moscow (and vid)

https://twitter.com/MarkSleboda/status/1351422583158288384

"My latest debate on France 24. The Western MSM promotion of fringe far-right Russian ultranationalist, fraudster and CIA asset Navalny reaches a fever pitch as he is arrested for probation violations."

 

Widespread arrests and dozens of police injured in pro-Navalny protests in Russia as organizers say more to come next weekend (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/b06g

"Thousands took to the streets of cities across Russia on Saturday as part of demonstrations organized by supporters of jailed opposition activist Alexey Navalny, as rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg descended into violence..."

Why Navalny came back to Russia.

NDPP

US Embassy Published Kremlin Critic Supporters' 'Protest Routes'

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1353144652090798087

"The US embassy in Moscow published the routes of the protests in support of Russia's far right fringe opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Just in case it wasn't already as clear as could be who his imperial sponsors are."

JKR

Navalny exposes Putin's secret billion dollar palace! 
 

Puts Mar-a-Lago to shame! (Not to mention the White House)

NDPP

'Hypocrisy is a tool of US diplomacy'...

https://on.rt.com/b06f

"Hypocrisy is a tool of US diplomacy that has become especially dangerous during the covid pandemic. Take care of your own problems and stop interfering in the internal affairs of other  nations.

One can only imagine what would have happened if the Russian Embassy in Washington published a map of protest routes indicating the end point, for example, in the Capitol,' Maria Zakharova said.

'Giving directions to those on the ground would have led to global hysteria among [North] American politicians, Russophobic slogans threats of sanctions and the expulsion of Russian diplomats..."

melovesproles

Hillary Links Putin to Capitol Riot

Good discussion on promotion of Russia conspiracy theories by Democrat leadership. It's odd how this gets a pass by some who are obsessed with Republican promotion of Qanon conspiracy theories. It all points to a pretty deep malaise in American politics that crosses partisan lines and seems rooted in a contempt by elites for the public. Post-truth has become the only game in town.

NorthReport

Why can't Clinton just go away? Not go away mad, but just go away.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-navalny-protests-1.5886225

NDPP

Helmer: Oligarchy in Russia - Alexei Navalny's telling Mistake

http://johnhelmer.net/oligarchy-in-russia-alexei-navalnys-telling-mistake/

"On the subject of oligarchy and the treasure storehouses which oligarchs build for themselves, Alexei Navalny reveals that he's following a US and NATO script. This takes no account of how President Vladimir Putin rules Russia or the choice most Russians believe is the preferred alternative to Putin.

The details of the Gelendzhik palace in the film Navalny referred to on January 19 are not new. They have been investigated and widely published by Russian reporters since 2010. In that time they have had no impact on the understanding Russians have of Putin, or his public approval rating.

As Sergei Markov commented on Ekho Mosky radio: 'Now Navalny says this again but does not mention that there is no evidence of Putin's presence there...To Russian minds, Navalny is a foreign successor for Putin's oligarchy, not a Russian replacement, nor an end to the system introduced by Boris Yeltsin with US endorsement."

'Because of him we have opportunity!'

https://youtu.be/fgm14D1jHUw

 

Navalny's 'Muslim Migrants Are Cockroaches' video with English subtitles

https://twitter.com/rosendo_joe/status/1354068432027836418

"Reminder that Amnesty International just declared Navalny a Prisoner of Conscience but said that Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Nelson Mandela didn't qualify."

melovesproles

NDPP wrote:

Navalny's 'Muslim Migrants Are Cockroaches' video with English subtitles

https://twitter.com/rosendo_joe/status/1354068432027836418

What a disgusting POS. The CBC needs to stop cheerleading this racist scumbag,

JKR

Amnesty International; Russia: Aleksei Navalny becomes prisoner of conscience after arrest on arrival in Moscow; January 17, 2021

Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release prominent Kremlin critic, Aleksei Navalny, detained minutes after he arrived at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport from Berlin, Amnesty International said today. Navalny had been recovering in the German capital after being poisoned in Siberia in August.

“Aleksei Navalny’s arrest is further evidence that Russian authorities are seeking to silence him. His detention only highlights the need to investigate his allegations that he was poisoned by state agents acting on orders from the highest levels,” said Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director.

NDPP

Amnesty International: Imperialist Tool

https://www.countercurrents.org/boyle231012.htm

"...Based upon my over 16 years of experience having dealt with AI London and AIUSA at the highest levels, it is clear to me that both organizations manifest a consistent pattern and practice of following the lines of the foreign policies of the US, Britain and Israel..."

JKR

Israel and the U.S. have also heavily criticized Amnesty International for being biased against them which is a sign that A.I. is doing it's job. 
 

There's a reason that Putin's United Party is known in Russia as "the party of crooks and thieves."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_of_crooks_and_thieves

On February 2, 2011 in an interview with Finam FM radio station, blogger and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny responded to the question about United Russia:

I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves.

NorthReport

It's a shame to see Amenesty International, a very worthwhile, fair and important international organization being attacked like this. 

NDPP

Don't worry NR. When the friendly-fascism and woke liberal authoritarianism you so yearn and proselytize for takes over, such criticism will no longer be permitted and everyone will be forced to think, swallow and regurgitate the same approved msm bullshit as you.

kropotkin1951

NorthReport wrote:

It's a shame to see Amenesty International, a very worthwhile, fair and important international organization being attacked like this. 

They are people, not saints and it seems they are the same calaber as Julie Payette. I tend in my personal live to have a hard time believing in the fairness and potential for complete honesty in a nasty bully. Bullies are not my idols but go ahead and bray some more for these people.

Around 475 members of staff were surveyed for the independent review, which was published in February.

Many staff gave specific examples of experiencing or witnessing bullying by managers.

There were reports of managers belittling staff in meetings and making demeaning and menacing comments, for example: "You should quit. If you stay in this position, your life will be a misery."

There were multiple accounts of discrimination on the basis of race and gender, and in which women, staff of colour, and LGBT employees were allegedly targeted or treated unfairly.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48431652

NorthReport

How a Russian Nationalist Named Alexei Navalny Became a Liberal Hero

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/alexei-navalny-russia-protests-putin

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NorthReport wrote:

How a Russian Nationalist Named Alexei Navalny Became a Liberal Hero

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/alexei-navalny-russia-protests-putin

That is a very interesting article. It has caused me to revise my opinion of what sort of threat Navalny poses to Putin. Based on older information, I had thought Navalny to be a loud but powerless figure. If this article is correct, he may now be representing an anti-Putin faction of oligarchs, and could even be the beneficiary of a coup. I had no idea things had gotten to that point in Russia.

NorthReport

About the author

Alexey Sakhnin is a Russian activist and a member of the Left Front. He was one of the leaders of the anti-Putin protest movement from 2011 to 2013. He later emigrated to Sweden and lived as an exile there, before returning to Russia to continue his work as a left oppositional activist and journalist. He is also a member of the Progressive International Council.

melovesproles

Eventually, Putin's day will come but Navalny is a complete creep. The kind the US likes to prop up and then demonize ten years later after the amnesia has set in again.

NDPP

West's Navalny Hypocrisy

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56261.htm

"One thing is clear, however, Navalny and his supporters are being facilitated by brazen western interference in Russia's internal affairs..."

Navalny is a Russian 'Proud Boy' not a liberal hero with any domestic political prospects. Fuck Navalny, free Julian Assange!

NorthReport
NDPP

The Destructive Plan behind the Biden Russia Agenda

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56269.htm

"The new Biden administration has from day one made it clear it will adopt a hostile and aggressive policy against the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin. The policy behind this strategy has nothing to do with any foul deeds Putin's Russia may or may not have committed against the West. It has nothing to do with absurd allegations that Putin had pro-US dissident Alexei Navalny poisoned with the ultra-deadly Novichok nerve agent. It has to do with a far deeper agenda of the globalist Powers That Be. That agenda is what is being advanced now..."

 

'Watch the US increasingly meddle in Russian domestic politics after four years of complaining about Russia meddling in American domestic politics.'

https://twitter.com/MaxAbrahms/status/1356016528450330624

JKR

Maybe Russia and the U.S. are both interfering in each other's domestic politics? After supporting Trump, Putin is in now in no position to cry about alleged U.S. interference. Maybe Putin should have thought of this before interfering in U.S. domestic politics?

melovesproles

After supporting Trump, Putin is in now in no position to cry about alleged U.S. interference. Maybe Putin should have thought of this before interfering in U.S. domestic politics?

Hah, yeah the US has no history of interfering in Russian politics or anyone else's politics. They are just doing it now to get back at Putin. Rich!

NorthReport
JKR

melovesproles wrote:

After supporting Trump, Putin is in now in no position to cry about alleged U.S. interference. Maybe Putin should have thought of this before interfering in U.S. domestic politics?

Hah, yeah the US has no history of interfering in Russian politics or anyone else's politics. They are just doing it now to get back at Putin. Rich!

You misunderstood. I think the U.S. has been interfering in Russian domestic politics for over 100 years. That won't change the fact that Putin is going to have to face some blowback for his interference in U.S. domestic politics.

NorthReport
NDPP

Navalny Scam Sells Empty Concrete Shell as 'Putin's Luxury Palace' (and vid)

https://t.co/P27jNH4ilc?amp=1

"As for the 'palace' Navalny describes, it seems to have always been a hotel project. It had run into financial trouble. It several times changed ownership and its construction was at times stopped for years. The Russian construction mogul Arkady Rotenburg now claims to be the current owner of the 'palace'..."

 

Navalny and Sebastian Weiland, Hollywood Adman

https://twitter.com/bears_with/status/1355832072829546498

"The Californian behind the 'Rotenburg palace' video specialises in Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Mercedes, General Motors..."

'Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.' - Voltaire

JKR
NDPP

'US condemns harsh tactics against peaceful protestors by Russian authorities'

https://twitter.com/Amb_Ulyanov/status/1355890047967498240

"Does this condemnation apply to events in France, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, or the US itself? This is a rhetorical question. Of course not. That's why we call it a double standard."

Count how many times babblers who post on 'human rights' in China or Russia are found in threads on violations in Yemen, France or Palestine, etc. Yet when the imperial dog-whistle blows on its official enemies, count on these 'progressives' to always come a running.

JKR

How should Russia deal with Navalny? Why not let him free and let him run freely for political office?

NDPP

He still has time to serve for a previous fraud conviction and impending parole violations and in Russia convicted criminals can't run for political office. (Only unconvicted ones ;)

'Hi, it's Navalny'

https://twitter.com/bears_with/status/1356144365803089920

"Navalny bots are generating fake YouTube views of the fake palace video -- only YouTube (Google) knows that the number of clicks, and their comments, make clumsy proof that foreign ghosts, not real Russians, are the audience..."

JKR

Does it make sense that Putin has been made "president for life?"

NDPP

Obviously in Russia it does. Perhaps you'd prefer a western stooge like Navalny but the vast majority of Russians would be against you. Besides, Navalny never ever polled above 3% - a truly dreamy opposition candidate from Putin's perspective.

https://9gag.com/gag/a9ELV3L

NorthReport

Leader for life and a billion dollars, or is it more, palace to boot. WTF!

NDPP

G.A Zyuganov, Chairman, Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Jan 26, 2021

https://kprf.ru/party-live/cknews/200023.html

"...But I would like to appeal to the 'party in power': you see that your 'partners' from the West have decided to clash head-on with our country. The question is not about Navalny. This is just one 'incendiary shell' that was prepared and sent here in order to set fire to our own Maidan ['Independence' Square in Kiev, where John McCain and Victoria Nuland handed out pastries to violent deadly rioters] and break Russian statehood. We are categorically against such a development of events. We know perfectly well where it all starts and how it is organized...And Joe Biden, before even taking office as president, declared Russia enemy number one."

So no surprise to see Uncle Sam's [Joe's] loyal Canucklhead cheering squad once again doing their best for Navalny and 'Democracy and human rights' in Russia. We know just how you roll and who for.

JKR

NDPP wrote:

Obviously in Russia it does. Perhaps you'd prefer a western stooge like Navalny but the vast majority of Russians would be against you. Besides, Navalny never ever polled above 3% - a truly dreamy opposition candidate from Putin's perspective.

https://9gag.com/gag/a9ELV3L

I think most Russians don't want to have a "president for life." I dislike Navalny as he is a right-wing nationalist. The only thing he has going for him is his declared opposition to corruption. I think Russia is becoming more and more identical to the U.S. and in some ways worse as they are becoming more racist, sexist, conservative and xenophobic than the U.S. They are better than the U.S. in the area of colonialism but that might be just because they are much weaker than the U.S. is economically. I think the authoritarianism and corruption of Putin's Russia is Russia's Achilles heel much as authoritarianism and corruption were the Achilles heel of Soviet Union. I think Putin's Russia is a repeat of the USSR without the socialism and with many oligarchs that include Putin himself. I think Putin weakens Russia. If Putin put Russia first he would respect term limits and have a successor take his place to allow the rule of law a chance of overcoming the growth of corruption.

NorthReport

Just wondering where you quote any Russians saying that its probably payback time for Russia because of the Russians meddling in the last two American elections. Can't find that obvious point. Strange dat!

NDPP wrote:

G.A Zyuganov, Chairman, Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Jan 26, 2021

https://kprf.ru/party-live/cknews/200023.html

"...But I would like to appeal to the 'party in power': you see that your 'partners' from the West have decided to clash head-on with our country. The question is not about Navalny. This is just one 'incendiary shell' that was prepared and sent here in order to set fire to our own Maidan ['Independence' Square in Kiev, where John McCain and Victoria Nuland handed out pastries to violent deadly rioters] and break Russian statehood. We are categorically against such a development of events. We know perfectly well where it all starts and how it is organized...And Joe Biden, before even taking office as president, declared Russia enemy number one."

So no surprise to see Uncle Sam's [Joe's] loyal Canucklhead cheering squad once again doing their best for Navalny and 'Democracy and human rights' in Russia. We know just how you roll and who for.

kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

Maybe Russia and the U.S. are both interfering in each other's domestic politics? After supporting Trump, Putin is in now in no position to cry about alleged U.S. interference. Maybe Putin should have thought of this before interfering in U.S. domestic politics?

What a bizarre view of history. The Tsar was the last ruler of Russia that the American oligarchy liked. Exactly why do you think that the US should be involved in Russian politics. After a hundred years it is getting rather tired. Of course Canada was Ready Aye Ready for that foreign invasion as well.

The North Russia intervention, also known as the Northern Russian expedition, the Archangel campaign, and the Murman deployment, was part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War after the October Revolution. The intervention brought about the involvement of foreign troops in the Russian Civil War on the side of the White movement. The movement was ultimately defeated, while the Allied forces withdrew from Northern Russia after fighting a number of defensive actions against the Bolsheviks, such as the Battle of Bolshie Ozerki. The campaign lasted from March 1918, during the final months of World War I, to October 1919.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Russia_intervention

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Siberian_Expeditionary_Force

 

JKR

I don't think the U.S. should be involved in Russian politics and I also don't think Russia should be involved in U.S. politics. My wishes aside, both countries are obviously involved in each other's politics to the detriment of both countries.

NDPP

Top Navalny aide secretly met with British diplomat requesting money and dirt from British intelligence to use against Russia.

https://youtu.be/k227KvKFYN8

LOL: 'Russian pro-democracy activist and anti-corruption fighter'.

 The great white hope Navalny appeals far more to Western liberals, msm and their intelligence agencies but not very much to Russians. He should have stayed in Germany. Now his foreign sponsors could decide he is  more valuable to them dead than alive. The perfect crime at the perfect time to blame on Russia.

NDPP

CrossTalk Bullhorns: Biden and Russia

https://youtu.be/ixMY4B67Uew

"For more than 4 years Trump was called Putin's puppet. Yet Biden caved to Russia's demands to continue with the New START arms agreement. Also, who is Alexey Navalny and why is he so unimportant?"

NorthReport
NDPP

Alexey Navalny jailed for over 2.5 years as Moscow court says he violated terms of suspended sentence in 'Yves Rocher' fraud case

https://on.rt.com/b0vb

"On Tuesday, Moscow City Court ruled that Navalny had failed to regularly report to the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) and his excuse for non-appearance was deemed insufficient. Therefore the judge decided that the suspended judgement should be converted into a real one. In 2014 Navalny was found guilty of embezzling 30 million rubles ($400,000) from two companies, including the French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher in a case he claims was politically motivated..."

kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

I don't think the U.S. should be involved in Russian politics and I also don't think Russia should be involved in U.S. politics. My wishes aside, both countries are obviously involved in each other's politics to the detriment of both countries.

I like that we have found proof that there are things that you and I can agree. I believe strongly in the principle of non interference in sovereign nations internal affairs that is supposed to be the UN's guiding principal. I am deeply saddened that my government supports right wing coups in Latin America and the Ukraine and murderous rioters in Hong Kong, as saddened as I am by my governments support of Israel and its business partnerships with Saudi Arabia.

NDPP

"A lot of the voices coming out in support for Navalny are nowhere to be found on Assange. How peculiar. I'm sure it has nothing to do with one being a tool of Western imperialist projects and the other being a detractor."

https://twitter.com/richardmedhurst/status/1356794406024732672

 

Please help compile a list:

https://twitter.com/StellaMoris1/status/1356744004956811270

1. Reply to this tweet including statements and condemnations of Navalny's conviction (tweets, official statements, quotes, etc)

2. That list will identify people to write to demanding that they similarly condemn the US indictment of Julian Assange."

 

If the 'tool' shoe fits wear it babble. It won't be the first time.

NorthReport

Post #791 nails it

JKR

kropotkin1951 wrote:

JKR wrote:

I don't think the U.S. should be involved in Russian politics and I also don't think Russia should be involved in U.S. politics. My wishes aside, both countries are obviously involved in each other's politics to the detriment of both countries.

I like that we have found proof that there are things that you and I can agree. I believe strongly in the principle of non interference in sovereign nations internal affairs that is supposed to be the UN's guiding principal. I am deeply saddened that my government supports right wing coups in Latin America and the Ukraine and murderous rioters in Hong Kong, as saddened as I am by my governments support of Israel and its business partnerships with Saudi Arabia.

I also believe strongly in the principle of non interference in sovereign nations internal affairs that is supposed to be the UN's guiding principal. I also think the UN has an important role in supporting human rights throughout the world. I think the U.S., Russia, and Canada are included in the long list of countries that have to improve their human rights records. Support for the UN's human rights efforts should be increased.

I also think strengthening the U.N.'s role in maintaining peace is vital for human survival. There has been talk of reforming the UN Security Council which I think would be helpful.

NDPP

"The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has given a great speech to the Davos online forum organized by The World Economic Forum. As usual it created little echo in the western media...

'The pandemic has exacerbated the problems and inbalances that built up in the world before. There is every reason to believe that differences are likely to grow stronger. These trends may appear practically in all areas. Needless to say, there are no direct parallels in history. However, some experts - and I respect their opinions - compare the current situation to the 1930s. Once can agree or disagree, but certain analogies are still suggested by many parameters, including the comprehensive, systemic nature of the challenges and potential threats.

We are seeing a crisis of the previous models and instruments of economic development. Social stratification is growing stronger both globally and in individual countries. This in turn is causing today a sharp polarisation of public views, provoking the growth of populism, right-and-left-wing radicalisation and other extremes, and the exacerbation of domestic political processes, including in the leading countries.

All this is inevitably affecting the nature of international relations and is not making them more stable or predictable. International institutions are becoming weaker, regional conflicts are emerging one after another, and the system of global security is deteriorating. Klaus Schwab has mentioned the conversation I had yesterday with the US President on extending the New START [nuclear treaty]. This is without a doubt, a step in the right direction. Nevertheless, the differences are leading to a downward spiral. As you are aware, the inability and unwillingness to find substantive solutions to problems like this in the 20th century led to the WWII catastrophe..."

This is why they attack him: Putin explains why we need [new] economic policies

https://t.co/BbrZkfuK2W?amp=1

JKR

Putin's speech for the Davos World Economic Forum was wonderful! Too bad he doesn't implement the enlightened ideas he spoke of in Russia.

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