Political analyst: purpose of the activity Bulk is “to collect some money and leave the country”

Political analyst: purpose of the activity Bulk is “to collect some money and leave the country”


MOSCOW, February 23. The purpose of opposition leader Alexei Navalny is to capitalize on opposition activity and a plausible excuse to leave Russia. This opinion was expressed at a press conference the head of the Center for political information Alexei Mukhin, presenting his book “the Bulk. Results”.

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According to the analyst, the motivation of both Bulk and other representatives of the Russian non-systemic opposition is achieving commercial goals. “It’s pretty developed and sophisticated business system that allows Alexei Navalny, Mikhail Kasyanov, other characters nonparliamentary opposition quite comfortably and comfortable to exist and to continue their activity”, – said Mukhin. He also stressed that Navalny, the stories of his friends, “feels very comfortable in the Western environment”, speaking abroad. “What’s all this? It’s very simple – to collect money under the pretext to leave the country and continue to engage in the role of Solzhenitsyn on a good financial basis,” says the analyst.

Among the sources of funding for Navalny he called for donations from some businessmen, raising funds from supporters (crowdfunding), as well as the work of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK), which Mukhin believes “the jewel in the crown” of the entire “business system” of the opposition. “FBK – successful business project”, – said Mukhin. According to his co-author Anastasia Gafarova, in 2014, BCF, according to various data, gathered from 28 to 31 million.

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Another source – the verdicts of the European court of human rights (ECHR), which ruled in favor of the Russian opposition and assigns for big payouts, said Mukhin. He added that today’s presentation dedicated to the announcement of the decision of the ECtHR in the case of “Kirovles”, which the court ordered Russia to pay the Bulk of €56 thousand, “the ECHR operates in a touching unity with other organizations and the media on foreign countries that support Russian non-systemic opposition”, – said the analyst. However, he believes that the U.S. state Department, most likely, the Bulk of financial support has not, and only gives instructions to the liberal media to promote his image as a fighter against corruption.

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In the next two years, Mukhin believes, we should expect the departure of the opposition from Russia. “As for his prospects in the election cycle of 2016-2018, it is likely that Alexei Navalny will terminate its business activity in a political environment, it will try to cache their political success and to move in some of the countries”, – the expert believes. Among the possible places he called London, where he had emigrated colleague Bulk Vladimir Ashurkov, or Switzerland, where he lives Mikhail Khodorkovsky.