Earlier Ramzan Kadyrov said that the opposition in Russia is not interested in a prosperous and strong country. Former co-Chairman of the party “RPR-PARNAS” Vladimir Ryzhkov believes that such statements contradict the Russian Constitution.
MOSCOW, 13 Dec –. Statements of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov about the Russian non-systemic opposition look not only as unconstitutional a call for suppression of criticism, but also as a direct threat to the life and health of opposition, said the opposition politician, former co-Chairman of the party “RPR-PARNAS” Vladimir Ryzhkov.
The opposition loves Russia not less power, but criticizes the government for specific things; and they both tend to the good of the country, but the way I see different, said the politician, who now heads social movement “Russia’s Choice”.
Earlier at a meeting with journalists in Grozny, Kadyrov said that non-systemic opposition in Russia is not interested in a prosperous and strong country and trying to cash in on the difficult economic situation. According to the head of Chechnya, such people must be treated as “traitors” and to judge “for their subversive activities.” He also stated that non-systemic opposition “doesn’t care about the fate of Russia and the Russian people”, she plays “invented by Western intelligence agencies.”
Speaking thus, the head of Chechnya uses political language typical of dictatorships, says Ryzhkov. This language, said the politician, a characteristic of any dictatorship, whether in the history of Asia, Africa, Latin America, in Russian history. The language used Hitler and Mussolini, and Stalin, and Mao TSE-Tung, Pinochet, he added.
“All dictators always accuse their critics that they are traitors, that they are spies that critics of power is the West, the secret services. This is purely dictatorial rhetoric. It is clear that it directly contradicts the Russian Constitution, the Russian Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, including guarantees freedom of criticism,” — said Ryzhkov.
“Therefore, the statement Kadyrov was unconstitutional and, I’m sure in Russia its proposals will be implemented, Russia will remain within the constitutional framework,” — said the Agency interlocutor. He noted that both the authorities and the opposition are committed to the good of the country, but see different ways to do this.
“It is clear that the opposition is similarly fond of Russia, as the government, but criticizes the government for specific things: for corruption, for failures in the economy, for the collapse of the social sphere, raising taxes and so on. That is, both the authorities and the opposition are committed to the good of Russia, but the way you see different,” — said the Agency interlocutor. With regard to human response, Kadyrov’s statements in this regard can be perceived as a threat to the opposition, he said.
“It is clear that such statements by Ramzan Kadyrov are not only in conflict with the Constitution calls for the suppression of critical voices, but also as a direct threat to the life and health of opposition. I hope that the President, who said that political murders are a disgrace for Russia, as guarantor of the Constitution and guarantor of the rights of citizens will make the suggestion to Ramzan Kadyrov for these alarming statements,” — said Ryzhkov.