Navalny team trains election interrupters

if there are no violations, the Navalny team "did not do its job"

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“No violations? – then come up with them”: Navalny prepares provocations for presidential elections

by Andrei Petrov, Moscow. Supporters of Navalny with the support of employees of the movement “Golos” are planning to use any provocations to discredit and de-legitimize the presidential elections in Russia on voting day. According to the political scientist and professor of the PFUR Yuri Pochta, such actions are designed for widest coverage in the western media….
Provocations in elections
Elections will be held Sunday, so the supporters of Navalny are once more activated. Moreover, in this case we are not talking about the so-called “Voter Strike,” which judging by recent polls will have zero effect on the level of turnout, but about specific approaches to finding frauds in the polling stations.

For example, during training to prepare observers at the headquarters of Aleksei Navalny, conducted by one of the employees of the Golos [“Voice”] movement, they discuss the need for observers to provoke scandals at polling stations, engage in skirmishes with members of the election commission and to complicate their work in other ways. As one such provocation, a Golos employee calls on observers to put up a Putin sticker at the poll, photograph it, and then submit a complaint about illegal campaigning.
Another scheme works like this: “Take your previously received ballot, put a few empty papers under it and throw it into the urn. Your partner snaps the whole thing, sends to us and the case is ready.” If you can not spot real violations, then create conditions and fantasize, and call in Golos. The “golden rule” for observers sounds like “what is not forbidden, is allowed”, so if there are no violations, the Navalny team “did not do its job” and will have to come up with them.

[At the Russian language source, linked below, there is a 28-minute video of such a training session]

Westward alignment
“I would call such plans a vivid evidence of external interference. A lot of publications have already appeared on the Golos movement, in which their previous and current sources of funding have been revealed – in part they are hidden, and partly affiliated with the West. And since Navalny and his entourage were unable by law to nominate their candidate for president, they intend to deal with the de-legitimization of the election procedure.

“Their activities are designed for broad coverage in the media of the West. There will certainly be provocations, they are interested in a large number of players, including international ones. “Voice” and the Navalny fund in this issue are quite coordinated activities, but each of them realizes their interests,” – notes the interlocutor to the news agency Economy Today.

At the same time, the Central Election Commission conducts very serious activities aimed at combating any provocations and frauds in the upcoming elections. As Yuri Pochta adds, on March 18 we may expect any development of events, but the CEC has a wide range of tools that allow it to ensure the legitimacy and transparency of elections.

Source RuEconomics
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AM Hants
AM Hants
3 years ago

Are they hoping that if they can cause enough disruption, then with all the foreign observers and how many will be special agent provocateur, from nations that do not come with glad tidings, they will prevent the people of Russia from voting?

Blue Pilgrim
Blue Pilgrim
3 years ago

BTW, a possibility in Skripals case is that a rival with a grudge or an oligarch in competition with him did it, or a Russian (as well as some other nationality) who is opposed to Putin and wanted to make him look bad — maybe MI5, MI6, CIA, or, maybe another Russian — maybe even a Navalny supporter. Given the ‘war on Putin’ from so many quarters there is a wide range of possible suspects for such a provocation.
Maybe it was CNN or the Washington Post (who wanted a good story)? 😀

AM Hants
AM Hants
3 years ago

Gosh, his face is so devoid of soul and full of anger. Shame he cannot be put down.

lsammart
lsammart
Reply to  AM Hants
3 years ago

I hope accidents may happen after the election. In my opinion it is an election that will change the world- that is why UK-US do not want president Putin again. Ukraine must be dealt with, the idiotic sanctions to the whole world by clown n.1 must be neutralized, Syria fully reconciled, China must come out as 1st economical player.
Interesting times ahead…let’s hope not too interesting!!

AM Hants
AM Hants
Reply to  lsammart
3 years ago

‘I will be more flexible, after the election’ so comes to mind. Now how flexible was Obama, after his last election?

Interesting times as one Empire goes down and the old Empires are back, up and running, even stronger. Who knows how it will work out, but, cannot see it being worse than totalitarian global control, with nations that rely on de-populising the world, taking control. Which hopefully has virtually been prevented. There again, I have been wrong, many times in the past.

Tudor Miron
Tudor Miron
Reply to  AM Hants
3 years ago

ThatÔÇÖs what is called a snakehead.

Tommy Prince
Tommy Prince
3 years ago

I wonder if anyone has explained to Aleksei Navalny that there is a time coming when he will be of more value to the axis of evil dead than alive?

Ekaterina
Ekaterina
3 years ago

If OMON is at polling places Navalny and his minions will fail miserably

Garry Compton
Garry Compton
3 years ago

Maybe tomorrow – Navany will have an accident – brought to you by the CIA/Mossad etc. These intel agencies are sooo busy killing Russian traitors lately, that Russia’s Intel just sits back and crosses the names off — One by One . How Bizarre is this whole scenario ?

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