September 4th, 2015 –
VZ.ru – translated for Fort Russ by Ollie Richardson –
[Alexei Anatolievich Navalny, born June 4, 1976) is a Russian lawyer, political and financial activist, and politician. Since 2009, he has gained prominence in Russia, and in the Russian and international media, as a critic of corruption and of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has organized large-scale demonstrations promoting democracy and attacking political corruption, Putin, and Putin’s political allies; he has run for a political office on the same platform. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal described him as “the man Vladimir Putin fears most”. – wikipedia ]
Former adviser to the Kirov Region Governor, Alexei Navalny, has reported on his general work and campaign trail to American
diplomats, we are told by Cyril Strelnikov. He personally visited the informal meeting
of the members of the RPR-Parnassus, which was attended by foreign guests.
Strelnikov, in his video blog on YouTube,
said that the meeting “without ties” was held on Thursday, at one of
the restaurants in Kostroma, where the ex-councillor and his supporters from
the RPR-Parnassus and foreign guests attended.
“I left the hotel and I was immediately struck by a large white car –
Chevrolet Suburban – with red diplomatic license plates, fixed, oddly enough,
for the US Embassy. I just had to question – why now, when at the same time,
when Mr Navalny appeared in the city of Kostroma, right there in perfect sync,
of course, completely by chance, there was a car with red diplomatic license
plates assigned to the US embassy, “- says Strelnikov.
In addition to activists and
RPR-Parnassus, most bloggers were foreigners, who refused to answer questions
Strelnikova posed to them. “It is interesting that after my innocent
greeting with respect to Mr. Navalny and his American friends began a wild
scandal. I was attacked by a dozen members of the party RPR-Parnassus, and
literally thrown out of the bar “, – said the blogger.
“Maybe they are
afraid that people will learn that Mr. Navalny meets Americans from the US
Embassy, and they fear that those who vote or want to vote for a party
RPR-Parnassus will learn about it, although they continually stress that they
are an independent party, “- said Strelnikov.
Recall that in August 14th the electoral commission in Kostroma
region resolved to register the list of candidates from the party
RPR-Parnassus in the elections to the regional legislative assembly.
In the September 2015
elections are expected in 24 subjects of the federation. This year, the
authority of 13 heads of regions will expire, and as a result elections will be
scheduled. Of these, 10 – by direct popular vote: in Kemerovo, Penza, Tambov,
Rostov, Kaluga, Kaliningrad, the Jewish Autonomous Region, the Republic of Mari
El, Tatarstan, Chuvashia. In three regions – North Ossetia, the Khanty-Mansi
and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District – the heads of the subjects on the
recommendation of the President approved the Regional Legislative Assembly.