Navalny Secretly Met With the Ideologists of the Ukrainian Maidan in Moscow

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

29th March, 2016


The meeting took place on March 15th at the “Mercury” hotel on Bakhrushina street in the center of Moscow.

LifeNews has obtained a video of the meeting between opposition blogger Alexey Navalny and several international experts in organizing revolutions and overthrowing the authorities of different States.

The majority of those present at “the event” were experts in the environment of international diplomacy, and have a solid reputation as Russophobes. In addition, former Prime Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt was referred to only as “bloody Swede” — he was the EU special representative for the former Yugoslavia and high representative of UN in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The politician is known for having supported the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia and a number of other hostilities in the Balkans.

In addition, after the events of the Euromaidan, Bildt arrived in Kiev where he openly advocated the continuation of “reforms, which became possible thanks to the Maidan”. He stated that on the square in Kiev where people were killed that, “The demands were simple and clear: democracy, reform, and European cooperation”. The politician also said that “Ukraine was already on the way to a brighter future, but was prevented by the threat from Moscow and the uncertainty of Kiev”.

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Recall that in the Ukrainian mass media,  information was published that stated that the Swede Carl Bildt would head the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in case the current Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who has come under increasing criticism, were to resign. Later, however, the politician refuted the claims that his candidacy was being considered for the post of head of the Ukrainian Government.

As a result of the WikiLeaks publication of secret diplomatic documents, it became known that the US diplomats considered Bildt, “stubborn”, “arrogant”, and having “limited diplomatic skills”.

Also, Bulgarian political analyst and researcher of post-Communist situation in Russia Ivan Krastev came to visit Navalny. He is known for saying: “I don’t know people who want to live in Russia”, as well as thoughts about the Maidan: “In Kiev power appeared, which was violent, and five hundred thousand people came to the street .”

Supporter of Navalny and a regular opposition rallies in Moscow Carmen Claudine, Associate Director of greater Europe European Council on Foreign Relations Vesela Cherneva, top management of the largest oil and gas company of Norway Statoil Geir Westgaard, and others attended. The group consisted of 12 people.

The guests entered the lobby of the hotel at six in the evening, where visitors personally greeted Navalny and his press Secretary Kira Yarmysh. Next, the visitors went up into the rooms. The conversation was held at reception and in the meeting rooms. After an hour and a half of negotiations between Navalny and his guests, they left the hotel.

On December 30th, 2014, Navalny was sentenced to a conditional 3.5 years for swindling 4 million roubles on the delivery of goods from Yaroslavl to Moscow by the cosmetic company “Yves Rocher”.

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