As mass rallies in Russia have launched a presidential campaign 2018

In Russia for 15 days arrested Alexei Navalny. In addition, the opposition leader was fined 20 thousand rubles. All this is punishment for yesterday’s anti-corruption protests that swept Moscow and regions. At the time they detained about a thousand people.
Today, the trial of Alexei Navalny, a fine example of how the Russian Themis unconditionally performs the order of the Kremlin. A few hours of the hearing, the court ruled: for the organization of mass protests of opposition leader fined on 20 thousand roubles.
First, Navalny himself did not believe that escaped with only a fine. And the judge immediately declared the proceedings against the politician another case for alleged resistance to police officers. To familiarize with the materials gave the lawyer five minutes. Another 2 hours of a farce and this time the Bulk was sent to jail.
The whole of Russia have passed mass protests against corruption in the higher echelons of power. The occasion was the investigation of the Fund Alexei Navalny of embezzlement of budget money Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The authorities brutally dispersed the majority of yesterday’s stock. In Moscow detained about a thousand people. Such actions of the Kremlin has sharply criticized the US and EU.
We urge the Russian authorities to fully respect international obligations, including to the Council of Europe and the OSCE, to uphold people’s rights and immediately release of detained peaceful demonstrators, — stated in the message of representation of the European Union.
And the Kremlin has made it clear that the statements of the US and the EU they are not interested. And to listen to them no one is going.
Again come to mind the most notorious double standards, — said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
Russian commentators have written that yesterday’s protests actually opened the presidential campaign in 2018. Don’t deny it and he Bulk.
These people want political representation. I expect to carry political representation for these people. And therefore have the right to go on elections, — said Navalny.
According to Russian observers, the consequences of anti-corruption rallies in fact will be an indicator of a real political climate in Russia. If the authorities start to put the activists after the protests on Bolotnaya, about the thaw can be forgotten. If everything will end just with fines and administrative arrests, then we can talk about the weakening of the nuts. In any case, yesterday’s action indicate a high request in Russian society to protest peacefully.


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