FT to recognize the position of the Putin administration on the participation of Navalny in the elections

The plans of the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny to participate in the presidential elections in 2018, “it looks as not corresponding to the law” and perseverance, which manifests a politician, it seems “strange”. About it Financial Times (FT) said a senior official from the presidential Administration.

However, according to him, the one talking about participation in elections, and even open a campaign headquarters is not enough for the authorities began to take some steps to stop the Bulk

February 8 Leninsky court of Kirov found Navalny guilty in the “case of “Kirovles” and sentenced him to five years probation. The case was heard again. The previous sentence was handed down in 2013, but the European court of human rights found that Russia violated the rights of Navalny and co-defendant in the case, Pyotr Ofitserov, to a fair trial (article 6 of the European Convention on human rights). If the sentence is approved after consideration of the appeal, Navalny will not be able to participate in the presidential elections.

However, Navalny has announced that his presidential campaign is going on. Pre-election headquarters of opposition have already begun work in Moscow and St. Petersburg, within the next two weeks to open two headquarters in Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. By the summer staffs have to work in 77 cities of Russia, expects the Bulk.

“Of course, now 50% of Russian citizens don’t know me. How do they know me? I was not shown on TV in a neutral manner since 2005,” said Navalny FT.

According to a study conducted by Bulk, most policies support young people who usually do not go on elections as completely disillusioned in the process. “The problem is how to attract them to the polls,” concluded the Bulk.

Yesterday in Moscow has passed Congress of the United democratic movement “Solidarity”, which the delegates adopted a statement in support of Navalny in presidential elections.