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Fresh update on "alexei" discussed on Mark Levin
"President Vladimir Putin celebrated its results for returned. But it wasn't a straightforward election. Many opposition candidates were barred from standing. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in jail and his allies were declared extremists. Kremlin critics are also alleging widespread fraud. In London. Simonneau in Fox News Selloff on Wall Street, The Dow lost 614 points the NASDAQ minus 3 30. I'm Lee Scylla. Sarah and this is Fox News. Continuing to watch.
Navalny app removed from online stores as Russian polls open
"Created by allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has disappeared from apple and Google Stolz as polls open across Russia for three days of voting in a parliamentary election Google and apple have come under pressure in recent weeks with Russian officials urging them to remove the app which features smart voting a project designed by the valley to promote candidates that are most likely to defeat those backed by the Kremlin Russia says failure to do this will be interpreted as interference in the election and has threatened them with fines this weekend's election is widely seen as an important part of president Vladimir Putin's efforts to cement his grip on power ahead of the twenty twenty four presidential election for which control of the parliament is key I'm Charles the last month
Fresh update on "alexei" discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"Another tool the kremlin is using for falsifying election results. Here's what political analysts consenting eager told me about e-voting in russia very simple whenever the kremlin kooks up some new idea it is always deceive to lie and it is always to the benefit of the kremlin's cynical view but not without ample evidence. Daniel you mentioned how apple and google played a part in this duma election. What apps did they remove. And how people in russia been reacting to that so this starts with alexei nevada. He of course is the anti putin opposition leader in russia. He's been in prison on trumped up charges but his organization his political team devised a strategic plan called smart voting basically. It's a protest vote pooling together votes for a candidate who has the highest chance of challenging a putin candidate united russia candidate but we saw that apple and google have blocked these apps and i spoke with russian journalist and political analyst mikhail fishman and this was his conclusion russian independent voices can no longer rely on big the beak deck finally succumbed to kremlin's pressure so daniel. How do we explain. Why did apple and google remove this content. Did they finally cave fishman indicated so apple and google have not yet commented publicly on this issue. Russia's government season of all these organization and by extension these apps as illegal there are some reports that the companies were threatened with fines and even legal action from the kremlin if these apps were not removed. So we're looking at united russia putin's party now with a majority in parliament. This is not a surprise. What does this mean. Though looking ahead into russia's political future as you said marco not a surprise that putin's party united. Russia came out on top and russian. People do understand that there was rigging and falsifying going on with this election. But what this does do still gives putin's party some legitimacy. They are less popular than they used to be. But many russians believe that even without the rigging even without falsifying putin still has a mandate to lead in russia. Here's political analyst constant eager again it is not about twenty twenty one and it's not even about doing it is all about putin and his future so in the long term. This election is almost like a trial run. It gives putin time to decide what to do in two thousand twenty four. That's when his presidential term ends and the big question being will putin run again or will he finally look for a successor. Daniel offense being with us about the results of russia's parliamentary duma election. Thank you very much daniel. Thanks marco. you're listening to the world. I'm marco werman with the world. It's not often that a real life hero portrayed in a film turns into a bad guy but that seems to have been what's happened in rwanda at least according to the government there paul recessive. Akina was portrayed as a hero of the film hotel rwanda a man who sheltered more than twelve hundred people in a hotel. he managed during rwanda's genocide. Today recessive geena was found guilty on counts of treason. Terrorism and murder journalists mccullough wrong has been following the trial and joins us from london. Mika i if you would remind us of the basics of this case well pool recess up again. It was an ordinary man who emerged as a hero as people began to record what had happened during the genocide and then eventually we went to see a hollywood film. They the interesting thing was he went from playing this quietly heroic role than having commemorated in this way and then becoming a sort of center of attention and becoming a day. Facto human rights advocate and becoming more and more critical of ca- gomez regime polka governor. The president of rwanda yes. That's right and he began to see more and more similarities between the new regime. Which of course was run by a Dominated rebel rebel group and the regime that it had replaced and said so because he had a platform and this didn't make him very popular so in nineteen ninety-six he fled the country and then eventually ended up moving to the states. But he did run. This very vocal foundation from america which was highlighting the increasingly sort of unappetizing human rights records of polka gomez government. We should also mention how he ended up back in rwanda for this trial more than a year ago we suddenly heard reports..
Merkel, Putin Spar Over Navalny but Vow to Maintain Dialogue
"In this BBC report. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the relationship between the two countries. Continues to suffer from ongoing tensions. Last pre pandemic meeting in Moscow Chancellor Merkel and President Putin talked for more than three hours. Some topics haven't changed. Will disagree about Russian backed rebels in eastern Ukraine and find common ground on North Stream two. They're incomplete. Undersea gas pipeline, which Germany's allies opposed to new issues have emerged. Afghanistan and Belarus, which has been pushing Middle Eastern migrants into the European Union in retaliation for sanctions. All this on the anniversary of the nerve agent attack on the jailed opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He was treated in Germany. Moscow is still trying to
The Next Big Breakthrough? The Expanding Voice Market With Aakir Vaish
"Wanna highlight play The audience orden and invoice will be the gender. It is absolutely very much already happening. In these emerging markets. Like today. I would say a businesses in india africa and southeast asia. Almost half theme dimensions And whatsapp is emerging as a very very big channel. Moore's what's whatsapp. The platform itself has launched new features just this month Which is now sits facebook and whatsapp launching these features. Regina lean more much to happen so it's a very Thing in this part of the water so your advice to those out there that are that are watching this interview Pay attention pay. Close attention to what's happening Look at Definitely be looking at. What's app For the for the brands out there for for customer interaction. Great customer interaction point and. Now it's a point of commerce so so noted Any predictions for two thousand twenty two. I love what you said that you feel like the pandemic accelerated this market by year. Maybe even to Any predictions for you know. Twenty twenty two That you would like to share novem hunter. Another one to me Many predictions i think. Go i do something else. Which is the thing that. I lose my sleep over If there was that was the best. The thing that i lose my sleep over these days the most days over the next eighteen months. There's going to be some massive disruption as these something. That's something that's going to give. Yvette is going to be You know some big product breakthrough some big tech breakthrough. You know editing in the water. Moving to whatsapp or who will business messages on alexa or alexei is going to be ready to become bigger like there's going to be something that's gonna you know almost addicting point where something is happening if this is even bigger than what we have. I don't know what that is yet. A lot of making different bags in areas which we think are going to pan out certain way share. But i think that's going to if Now we're talking about similar things. I'd be surprised
Navalny "A Horrible Skeleton" in Court Appearance After Hunger Strike
"Last week. Here's NPR's Lucienne Kim Alexei Navalny looked gaunt as he appeared on a video monitor with a short head toe appeal. A court ordered fine. According to court reporters, Navalny briefly addressed his wife, Yuliya in the courtroom and joked that he now weighs as much as he did in seventh grade. Vanni ended his hunger strike last week, saying he was getting some of the medical attention. He demanded that he was listening to his doctors who warned his life was in danger. With Navalny locked away. Authorities have targeted his political organization as an extremist group. Bonnie's allies are now disbanding his nationwide network of regional offices to protect activists from prosecution. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow This is NPR news lie from news 88 7 in Houston. I
Top ally announces closing Navalny's offices amid crackdown
"A top I live in prison that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says that the network of the politicians offices in Russia is being closed as authorities seek to have it and the valleys foundation for fighting corruption outlawed as an extremist group the Moscow prosecutor's office petitioned a court this month to declare both the regional offices and of on his anti corruption organization as extremist groups a label that would outlaw their activities expose members and supporters to lengthy prison terms and pose a major challenge for Navalny's embattled team nevertheless top strategist who runs the regional offices says that preserving the network in its current state is impossible because of the extreme is the charges but re branding them wouldn't help either I'm sorry a shockingly
Extremist Prejudice: Rebranding Navalny
"A ruling is expected today from a moscow court that would designate the movement of jailed. Opposition leader alexei navalny terrorist organization on friday. Mr navalny ended a twenty four day. Hunger strike that had carried him to the brink of death as he insisted on being seen by his own doctors across russia his supporters had faced arrest as they protested in moscow. They chanted freedom to novella and let the doctors in the increasing repression of those protesters and the threat of rebranding of the opposition as extremists come. As president vladimir putin's approval numbers continued to sink. The world wondered last week what he would do with. The hundred thousand troops massed at the border with ukraine. In the end they were pulled back. that's rattling and the poll. Numbers are all intimately connected to the threat. Now post to the group led by mr putin's most effective critic alexei navalny. He's decided to end his son destroyed because he felt the russian authorities have sufficiently satisfied. His demand demand was to be allowed access to independent medical. Care arkady ostrovsky bizarre russia editor. What they have done is they took him into a civilian hospital. He was examined by non prison doctors. There's non prison. Doctors then passed on all the results of his tests to navarre on his own physicians. His own doctors told him that if he didn't stop his hunger strike now they would soon have nobody to treat a all and in his instagram post which he pass through his lawyers he also said he was very moved by all those people who declared hunger strike in solidarity with him. He didn't want to cause other suffering so he thought it was the time given all those things to strike
Donald Trump Didn't Have to Be Irrelevant
"Trump is irrelevant. He gives interviews that. Don't make headlines. He sends out statements that become the butt of jokes. sure he's got the era of congressional republicans but no member of the gop has the influence or the audience to be trump's messenger. Which makes him irrelevant. But this segment isn't meant to mock him. It's meant to mourn what actually could have been because donald trump didn't have to be irrelevant. Seventy four million americans voted for him in two thousand twenty like him or not. His voice matters to some people he could've spoke out in real honest ways on important issues without fear of polls and push back that guided so much of his value system in the white house. It is ironic that on the one year anniversary of trump wondering whether people could inject bleach into themselves to kill the corona virus. He told the new york post quote. I'm all in favor of the vaccine strongly. Strongly recommend it. Because it's a real life saver quote. Now he says this where was he. Months ago when the vaccine i came out while he was still president and his words could have mattered. It was even clear by his refusal to help distribute the vaccines. He wanted credit for pushing companies to develop vaccines but he didn't seem to care if they ever got into people's arms and new york and dc centric republicans. The main new york post audience. Really the people who need to hear this message. Could this be a stunt to make himself look better or any positive side effect that is just that of side effect trump could have pushed americans to get vaccinated sooner. Could've told americans that vaccines are safe. But he's so preoccupied with attacking. Lebron james and mitch mcconnell that he missed his moment to save lives now should know. Trump's message is a good one the vaccine is a lifesaver and maybe skeptics will take his advice. Which would be great for all of us. But it's likely too little too late because he's irrelevant and let's not just limit. The vaccine. trump could be relevant if he spoke to other issues affecting his base for structure. Biden's two point. Two trillion dollar infrastructure plan would benefit large swaths of trump's base. It would provide jobs to rural and suburban communities. It would repair critical infrastructure. It would expand broadband access and trump has good reason to support the biden plan because he actually pitched a two trillion dollar infrastructure plan just last year but that's just not trump. of course he's not advocating for anything that might give joe biden a win even if it helps his base because it doesn't help him so he condemns the plan and that's been trump's problem since he came down that infamous escalator at trump tower to declare his candidacy for president. Trump doesn't want to help others if it doesn't help him he doesn't push vaccines because many in his base are against them. He doesn't push it infrastructure plan because it's a democratic plant and he's still out going on fox to claim that he won the election and putin who's currently killing alexei navalny in prison is an okay guy so perhaps he should be irrelevant but has claimed political power is the paralysis that elected republicans have in breaking away from him against what the trump base is against. Even if it's not rooted in fact you can't be for policies that a democrat would support. You have to be cool with anti-democratic impulses like voter suppression. That's where the republican party is. Right now cova conspiracies. Defending the capital riot has overblown or committed by antifa. Blm thinking republican election officials in states that correctly. Certified the vote for joe. Biden are traders and frantically pushing legislation to make sure that never happens again but when this is what the party is about. How else could they possibly win
Putin foe Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day
"Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he's ending his hunger strike off to getting medical attention I'm being told by his doctors the continuing it would put his life at risk this week seems protests demanding annexing about his freedom sweep across Russia now on the twenty fourth day off his hunger strike not only said on Instagram he will continue to the mound visit from his doctor to address a loss of sensation in his legs and arms the main Dimond the politician announced when launching his hunger strike but he said he would stop the strike off to be examined by non prison doctors something he called a huge progress it will take him twenty four days to fully come off the strike I'm Charles de Ledesma
Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Ends Hunger Strike
"Navalny is ending a 24 day hunger strike. He says he's reached his goal of getting medical attention thanks to supporters from around the world as NPR's Lucy and Kim. Reports from Moscow know Melanie was imprisoned in January after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. Alexei Navalny made the announcement in a social media post put up by his allies. Before his hunger strike. His request for medical attention were met with smirks. Navalny says He's now been examined by civilian doctors twice. Navalny's condition was met with concern by world leaders such as President Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Is worsening health also brought out thousands of protesters in cities across Russia Wednesday. His post, Navalny writes. My heart is full of love and gratitude. He says he'll still insist on getting outside medical attention for the loss of sensation in his arms and legs. Lucian Kim.
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Moved to Prison Hospital
"Alexei navalny the jailed reason. Opposition leader has been transferred to what authorities are describing as a prison hospital. But what is supporters. Say is just a different jail with some medical staff onsite. Navalny has now been on. Hunger strike for three weeks after he was refused access to a civilian doctor for severe pain in his back a numbness in his arms and legs. His lawyer says he may be close to death. After blood tests from independent doctors showed dangerous levels of potassium could cause heart or kidney failure. Joining me is natalia. Vassily ever who is moscow correspondent for the telegraph the talia. Thanks for coming on the show. What do we know about navalny's conditioned. Today i give having me Will the most peaceful information we have is the blood tests that you have. These blood tests were taking Onsides at the prison where is serving his prison. Term on Independent doctors have looked at the test and said that the petition station but they seem levels are too dangerous and will win with a patient with levels like that they should be treated in intensive care but again so far and independent doctor has not been allowed to see him and He has been transferred to another prison. Which has bigger medical facilities But again we still don't have enough information about his condition at this point.
"alexei" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Alexei Navalny as his health worsened his prison services. Aleksei Navalny is being transferred to a prison hospital, nearly three weeks after the opposition leader began a hunger strike. Around. These physician says the politicians, health is deteriorating rapidly on boards, he could be close to death. Prison officials describe Navalny's condition as satisfactory and say he's agreed to take vitamin supplements. Navalny began the strike after he was refused access to a doctor for back pain. In London, Simon Ellen Fox News. All there was arrested when he returned to Russia after spending time in a German hospital, recovering from what doctors said was nerve agent poisoning that evolved he blamed on the Kremlin. Memorial service held today for the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. US. Attorney General Merritt Garland grew emotional is he recalled the damage to the Murrah Federal Building 26 years ago. At the time, we did not know how many people have died. We didn't know. At the Children's Center, which had been Front of the building. Squad. Garland, who was one of the lead Justice Department attorneys to prosecute the bomber, Timothy McVeigh, said that the terror McVeigh perpetrated is still with us that last month the FBI warned of a heightened threat posed by domestic violent extremists and that the Justice Department is pouring its resource is toward fighting that threat. Jessica Rosenthal, Fox News. A man who claims Taylor Swift is communicating with him on Social media, has been arrested for trespassing after trying to break it to her New York City apartment. 52 year old Hank's Johnson was arrested over the weekend after 911 call was made to police about an unauthorized person in the building. He's been released after a court appearance last night. I'm Lisa. Let Sarah and this is Fox News..
Russia's Navalny Transferred to Prison Hospital as Western Powers Raise Alarms
"Leader Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a hospital inside another prison this after his doctor said he could be near death. Vladimir Putin's fiercest opponent has been on a hunger strike for three weeks now, those prison officials say Navalny has agreed to vitamin treatment, although allies say they want that confirmed. Embassies. Karen Travers has more from D. C about the White House reaction. The White House says Russia will be held accountable for whatever happens to Alexey Navalny, the leading opposition figure to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Press secretary Jen Psaki. What happens to Mr Navalny in the custody of the Russian government is the responsibility of the Russian government, and that they will be held accountable by the international community. Asked if Navalny's death would preclude a summit between President Biden and Putin sake said the White House is hoping and praying that is not the outcome and reiterated the administration's call for nerve only to be released. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS
Hunger-Striking Kremlin Critic Navalny Transferred to Prison Infirmary
"Leader Alexei Navalny moved from a prison camp to a nearby prison hospital. Navalny's aides say his health has deteriorated while on hunger strike. ABC News senior Foreign correspondent and Panis is a high stakes situation here for Alexei Navalny, above all, but also for the relationship between Russia and the outside world, in particular, the relatively new Biden administration. Russian penitentiary service says that at the present time the volleys condition is quote. Satisfactory on Wall Street. The Dow down
Officials: Hunger-striking Navalny to go to prison hospital
"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny went on a hunger strike in prison to protest the refusal to let his doctor's visit when he was in excruciating pain but Russia's a state prison service says the opposition leader is receiving all the medical help he needs in response to the alarming news about the family's health his team has called for a nationwide rally on Wednesday the same day that Vladimir Putin is scheduled to deliver his annual state of the nation address now several of the valleys allies on dismissing the move to a hospital announced by the prison service as insufficient the valley's top strategist they will need Volkoff says no one should assume it was happening until the opposition leaders lawyers confirm it I'm Charles the last month
Hunger-Striking Navalny Transferred to Prison Hospital
"Jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a hospital for prisoners. He's been on a hunger strike for nearly three weeks, demanding improved medical treatment over the weekend, Navalny's personal doctors warned his life was in danger. Russian prison officials saying of all these condition is satisfactory and that he's seen by a prison doctor every day. Singer
Hunger-Striking Kremlin Critic Navalny Transferred To Prison Infirmary
"Alexei Navalny warned that his health is deteriorating rapidly. He's been on hunger strike for 20 days. He's protesting the lack of medical care while he's been in prison. Navalny's team has called for a nationwide protests on Wednesday. This is the same day President Vladimir Putin is set to address the nation. NPR's Lucy and Kim in Moscow was following all this and joins us now. Good morning, Lucy in Good morning. What can you tell us at this point about Navalny's condition? Well, the Russian prison service said. This morning, it's decided to move Navalny toe a prison hospital, so that does indicate he may be in poor health. But on the other hand, the prison service also says his condition is satisfactory and that a doctor sees him on a daily basis. So we still know very little about Navalny's exact condition, and that's why his doctors sounded the alarm bells. Over the weekend, They published the results of one of his blood tests on social media, and they said it showed he should be in intensive care and that he could die at any moment from cardiac arrest. The whole reason Navalny is on hunger strike is because he says he's being denied medical attention for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands, and he says that might be linked to a poisoning last summer that he blames on President Putin. A team of doctors tried to visit visit him over the weekend, but they were not let into the prison.
White House: Russia Will Face Consequences if Navalny Dies in Prison
"National security advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN Russia will pay if Putin critic and main opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at Variety of different costs that we would impose. And I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr Navalny dies, so you've communicated that, But at the top there, President Biden apparently didn't mention Navalny in his call with Putin this week. He certainly didn't say anything about it publicly and his remarks on Thursday, and Russian state media is touting. This is proof that Biden has given up on the issue so Why isn't President Biden demanding Navalny's release? Or at least again, at least getting him a doctor at every single opportunity? Way actually have made the judgment that direct communication to the Russian government on this issue. Including both how we see it. How our allies and partners see it and what might unfold. Should something terrible happened to Mr Navalny? Should he looked terrible Things, of course have already happened to him, but should he pass away? We have judged that rather than just make general statements publicly, the best way to deal with this issue is privately on through diplomatic channels direct to the uppermost levels of the Russian government. Let me ask one specific question. Is the potential summit with Vladimir Putin on the table if Alexei Navalny passes away in prison. Not gonna get into hypotheticals in large part Danna because there isn't currently a summit on the books. It's something we're talking about, and that's some it would have to take place, of course in the right circumstances. In a way that could actually move the relationship forward, But I'm not gonna get into hypotheticals about when or whether the summit would likely occur. No Bonnie, who's had been on a hunger strike since March. 31st on Friday, described Threats to force feed him using straitjacket and other pleasures.
Navalny's Team Calls Protests Amid Reports of Failing Health
"Of jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny say they're planning for the largest protests in modern Russia. ABC is Julia MacFarland reports that Navalny's life is in jeopardy due to his hunger strike in jail have been met with international condemnation, National security advisor Jake Sullivan says the U. S government told Moscow There would be consequences if Navalny died in prison. European foreign ministers are also expected to discuss the matter on Monday.
US Warns Russia of 'Consequences' if Putin Critic Navalny Dies
"I'm Julie Walker. Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling from massive protests following reports about his failing health. Opposition leaders started a hunger strike three weeks ago after jail officials refused to let him see his own doctor. National Security advisor Jake Sullivan says the Biden administration has made it clear to Russia that there will be consequences if it allows no volley to die in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at a variety of different
"alexei" Discussed on Deep Background with Noah Feldman
"Were just walking and showing the here and they don't like what's going on scene from the outside that's really fascinating and of course very sad as well. A gloomy protests is one where the protesters don't have a realistic expectation that they can change the underlying state of affairs and that implies that the government efforts to suppress the protests were effective. Right that if they have communicated to ordinary people who are brave enough to go into the streets that you're just doing this symbolically. It has no chance of succeeding. Then that would imply that. From a purely machiavellian perspective of preserving his own power. Putin has handled this whole process with the return of navalny very successfully is that is that your interpretation. It was not necessary to be so cruel it was not no need in such a cruel tick but the whole goal of this was just to threaten the people who came true threat on the people who were thinking maybe to come and to send them. The message don't move if you'll not move. Maybe you'll be more or less a kate and you know a lot of people afraid to call you know. In saint peter's how many people came ten twenty. Maybe twenty five thousand. the most. The population of the city is five million in moscow. It was the same percent of the population. it's nothing it's not so much and if you'll ask the majority of people who were not there maybe we are thinking that you know the these protests are useful but will not go ourselves and what can these twenty thousand crowd with nothing no arms nothing what they can achieve just to show that they don't like it and that's all they helpless weak helpless. What do you think. And what do other russians from you. Speak to think about the possible effects of sanctions placed either on put neuron. People are him In the past and also in the present in a consequence of the navalny imprisonment do those sanctions seem to you meaningful. And do they send a message of support and will be likely to have any effect at all on the putin regime government or do you see them as rather too little too late or empty. Empty symbolic unlikely to affect Nowhere surrounded by sanctions since two thousand fourteen. If i'm not mistaken. And they're more and more. And i think that people are just getting confused about ordinary people. The jets confused which sanctions will wear and for what particular reason people a long time ago confusing who is sanctioning award and at the message on. Tv is not that america or european union at sanctioning particular people who are involved in nevada case like you know from investigative committee from the police this other people who are involved in this all the time on tv either is a send a message that these sanctions against russia not against particular people and a lot of people believe in this you know that to audiences in russia elect probably everywhere else. There is a tv audience. Which believes what first second and third ano- is saying and then there is internet ordinance which is a advanced but i think a big majority of the population of russia is using internet. But if you'll see how they're using they're not reading political news. They're finding the recipes for cooking for meeting for everything like these to send each other flowers it at thrown eq one. They're not reading political news. That's why would they were told mtv. That raises a really fascinating. An important question that i think In the west don't have a good understanding of for the most part including people who try to follow news about russia and that is what is the practical reality of press freedom in russia today. I mean we understand that. Russia's ranked very low on the press freedom index. I looked it up. And as if twenty twenty it was one hundred forty nine out of one hundred and seventy nine countries so that's a pretty low But here you are Your paper novaya. Gazeta does publish. I also read online. I don't know if this is true. That six of your journalists were murdered in the past twenty years. You'll tell me if that's correct or not. But what is the data day way that you can think about what press coverage you're allowed to provide what you're allowed to say what will provoke consequences. How do you do your job. Every day The number is correct. now about how a will give. That's a pretty high threat that's a. That's a very high risk position that you're in you're by definition. It extremely brave person. I can start with a joke in soviet union many many years ago of course the soviet union was accused. The jews are treated very bad institution. Yet that's why in ever agonies asian in hirings. Because he should. There was at least one. Very important jew and For example in the military in headquarters of the army they was getting out there. Goose give the general ski and when anyone was trying to accuse soviet union on treating the jews bad and not allowing them to get some ceiling in their career and everything. This there were saying. Oh what we have kenya ski what you we're not treating jews ben you see how cry his rant Sometime i feel like these general dragoon sqi novak gazeta exist as guinean author goose. Keep to say that. What are you talking. There is no freedom. Finish plenty of freedom. We have their their their bet they're online. They're published the problem. Is that for a long time. It was a popular number. Eighty six percent eighty six percent of the population who supporting putin. I think now. This number is lower but there was a lot of jokes ball. There's an it's still high means but this eighty six percent. They don't read novaya gazeta. They don't listen to off more scope. They are not on facebook they even not in a telegram they in a Social media called. Nicholas your classmates. There is nothing about politics there. This is the majority of the population russians and the problem of the media. Kind of like novak gazeta. We don't know how to talk with them. We are not reaching the biggest ordinance. We are talking with each other. You know we can agree or not agree.
"alexei" Discussed on Worldly
"Investigations found out. It was through his underwear. I don't want wanna actually know why or how did that but that turns out. It's how they did it It turns out that the the poison was novacek which is a an incredibly lethal usually lethal chemical weapon that the soviet union now the rush and help the not the russia now russia has and so it helps also point to basically they only have it right like they're the ones who created add made this nerve agent so we say that like russia's probably behind it the partly why so nevada was getting treated in russia for many good reasons navan team was like he's probably not going to get good treatment here so with some help from a german or home united organization. He goes to germany he gets treated. It turns out nova chocolates used. It turns out that he was poisoned. All all of this was true and so he was there and while he was there in germany he worked with cnn to expose that it was true that kremlin operatives poisoned him even got one of the operas on the phone. Only posed as a top level kremlin figure and he was just like we're doing an after action report how went and the guys like explaining the entire operation to the man he tried to kill It's an incredible thing and we'll put in the show notes. You should check it out. And all this time. Nevada saying i'm going to return to russia and this was a massive threat to putin in the kremlin because no one does that. No one just openly defies what putin wants and navan need to his team and others was basically like if i stay in exile. They win right because that's other than killing me. That is what they want. They want me completely out of the picture. Because not only does run in presidential elections nominally against putin and like that is a pretty big stance of you know this guy is impermanent so navalny comes back takes flight from berlin to moscow on january seventeenth. He is arrested immediately before customs. There's a pretty moving video of him like trying to fight with officials. And then he kisses his wife and she's tearing and then he goes away and it's it's pretty heartbreaking moment and they are holding him on these old charges that say look he's on probation from from a previous embezzlement case that he denies it and there was no wrongdoing but the reason the russians are holding them as they're saying he did not follow the probation because he's supposed to check in with an officer every thirty days. That's really hard to do when you're in a coma after a meeting in germany. But that's why they're holding them and even today thursday. There's so they're going to hold him until another month at least before his trial and he he faces three to ten years in jail. Okay finally also like two days after. He's arrested his team puts out this incredible funny informative video which shows that putin has been using kickbacks and bribes whatever to build this palace and incredible area thirty nine times the size of monaco for himself with an underground skating rank in a movie theater and like a hookah bar with a stripper pole all kinds of stuff and so this is making clear to people like oh man not only have. They arrested navan. They tried to kill him but he's using. All of our hard earned money to build himself like this insane bachelor pad. That is why people are coming out that now. It's pretty clear like the exposure of putin for what he is is undeniable and so when you saw the protests were not under they come out sixty degrees but for the first time in a long time they were fighting with officials like throwing snowballs getting into into physical altercations. And that is the shift that is a massive shift. so it's not only just navalny is recognizable. And he's leading this whole thing. It's also the the population is changing. Its relationship with the putin regime. Yeah no that's all right. I think i'm going back to the question. Why did they do this now. Did they decide to try to assassinate him. You know potentially risk turning him into this kind of martyr. Obviously one theory is that they figured that they would be successful and get rid of them. And therefore this pretty influential opposition figure would be gone and therefore you know all these disparate opposition factions would no longer have someone to kind of rally around whether that was just a plain basic calculation and they failed and it was just a massive blunder is certainly possible. A lot of experts have also pointed to the situation in belarus with the kind of uprising that we saw their against lukaschenko shaneco. And the fact that these kind of opposition figure sort of just kind of grew up and became either these massive unifying figures and that by watching what was going on in belarus. That putin was like. I don't want a repeat of that. I don't want that to happen here. So you know maybe it's time to get rid of navalny. The another theory. Though which i found particularly fascinating is is essentially. That the idea that the kremlin is is monolithic. Is the theory. Is that you know. That's a myth. Essentially and that the kremlin and even putin has potentially given sort of lost control and monopoly over the use of force. In that other factions within the kremlin are kind of split amongst themselves about how to deal with things and that you security services that are very emboldened especially in recent years have maybe taken it upon themselves to act assuming that they would have the authority to do so assuming that they would have the go ahead from putin maybe without running it past everybody getting the full sign off and that it could have been some kind of blunder there. So i think it's really fascinating i don't i don't know if we have the actual answer. But regardless i think to alex's smart point being whatever it was the fact that they were so brazen about doing this has really you know exposed putin in a way that i don't think you know has happened before and the fact that he was able like you said to come back and while in jail. His team publishes this video about corruption by putin himself. Is really remarkable. It's a very much of a finger in the eye like you can't get rid of me. I'm still here and you know i'm still going to keep exposing. It's fairly remarkable in terms of defiance. So we're gonna take a quick break when we come back we're going to try to analyze the protests themselves. Right just just..
"alexei" Discussed on Worldly
"Sixty so that is an insane amount of a of like just fortitude to go out there and actually viper which you believe in negative sixty people i've talked to have been in. That cole said you'd like you really need to want to be out there. Otherwise you are. It's actually super dangerous to be out there. Even without a pandemic. She's actually like really bad for your body to be out negative sixty degrees so my goodness hats off to them for fighting for what they believe in such and such temperatures. Yeah i mean. I think part of the bravery has to do with the the model that navalny himself right alexei. Navalny these are. He's the opposition leader that all of these demonstrators came out to support and he just came back to russia from germany where he had been recovering from being poisoned in russia. Most people believe by the regime by the kremlin probably ordered if not directly by putin. Then at least you know. Signed off on or allowed by him and he was almost killed and went to germany to get medical treatment and knew he was facing not only probably potentially another assassination attempt at some point if he comes back to russia but also immediate arrest and he's still came back and have set that model. So i think that has a lot to do with why people are willing to go out in the cold and stand up for him if i may. I know we'll. We'll talk about this more but i'm pretty sure it was definitely the russian government right. I don't think we need to head because they've admitted it. Nevada got them to admit it. Heck we even know where they poisoned him through his underwear. So it's like it's unsurprising. Then there's so much anger because it's pretty clear that through nevada zone actions like he has exposed the kremlin for what it's been doing and dupe them and showing that they're actually not like the greatest of all time so back up a little bit and talk about who navalny is to begin with his. He's not some guy who just popped up in the last year or so to challenge putin he's been fighting the putin regime for quite a few years. Now right and a lot of his popularity came not from traditional politics Like holding some kind of like the office or something like that. That would be difficult and is difficult for anyone who is challenging the government directly in russia. A lot of it came through Basically a more journalistic presence right. He's put a tremendous amount of effort into focusing on the corruption in russia under the putin governments and exposing that through investigations online platforms etcetera and that It's really important. I think to a degree. That's under appreciated. If you're not just paying attention to russia and other sort of competitive authoritarian regimes like it is that a significant portion of the way they function is by distributing spoils to friendly wealthy elites and leaders who and security force establishment people who benefit from the regime and will work to enforce the sort of repression of civil society and free speech without at and not use their wealth power position of influence to challenge the nature of the Putin does is through state-owned enterprises. Bending the rules more traditional corruptions kickbacks and stuff like that distributes money to allies to keep them happy and distributes money to the military and intelligence services leadership to keep them happy and in line with the government to buy them off right and navalny has made a real name for himself exposing. Because even if you like some of the things that people in the west don't like about putin like you like say. His annexation of crimea brought the popular in russia. Generally speaking people don't like corruption ordinary people. They don't like the rich getting wealthy by stealing money from them. Essentially and so. He's turned us into the locus of the anti-putin campaign Which i think is a really really smart organizing tactic. And so that that is how he's gotten Such prominence in the anti putin movement to the point where he's widely understood to be the figure uniting and otherwise disparate russian opposition. That's right it's important to know that you know. When when booting re i became president two thousand he came with relative popularity. There was no need for this much pressure and all the corruption all that horrible stuff you just mentioned existed but there was not much need for repression because the people hadn't really come out against him yet. He hasn't really done anything to merit widespread anger and the reason for that was like russia was doing basically fine right. I mean that's the grand bargain in. Russia is like the kremlin can do what it wants. Putin can do what he wants or like. All this stuff can go on behind the scenes as long as the country grows. My life is better. I mean the same sort of stuff that everyone around the world once just make sure my pocketbook and is is stuffed and dignity and all that right then there are these protests in the early two thousand twenty and if i recall which putin blames on hillary clinton specifically which there's no real link there but that that is part of the reason why russia started to be more aggressive towards the us and others and because of that putin was like wait a minute now. Everyone hates me. And i'm worried about my rule. And so what he does is like go after crimea and then election and all this in a whole bunch of other fun things to basically. We're so powerful and do all these nationalistic things. So people continue to support him. That gave only no. But i mentioned that because you know there was always this somewhat dissatisfaction but again that bargain is starting to die because putin is spending a lot of time on foreign interventions on all these kickbacks on palaces which we'll talk about in a second i'm sure Sony has this opening to say. Look all this corruption. All of this that you accepted until now is not working. It's not working for you. The regular russian and so seeing that now you have russia trying to kill him doing a whole bunch of other things and now that putin has mismanaged the corona virus spread in his country. Now you start to see the foundations of that. Grand bargain start to crumble. And so it's not a surprise in a sense. The nepali now has this platform. because he's he's expressing a growing sentiment in russia. There's a great concept. Alex to that point by a russian political scientists that referred to russia in the mid to thousands as vegetarian. Autocracy i think is a hilarious phrase but it just means that it was like relatively polite and unwilling to to use the kind of naked repression. We've seen on russian streets. Recently you know actual beating of protesters and violent way and a lot of that was financed by the oil price. Boom of the two thousands right. Russia's really oil-dependent economy and when oil was really really expensive as those of us who were driving cars in the two. Thousands can remember It was great for the putin regime is really easy to distribute rewards to the population and to keep people employed and happy and so on and generally off when that started to change when oil prices crash back down to earth than the government is much more precarious place and saw some of these mass protest movements for reasons that were not entirely economic but not unrelated to the economic dissatisfaction with the government and turned into a more carnivorous form of authoritarianism..
"alexei" Discussed on Front Burner
"And then he was driven by russian security forces to the border of belarus and dumped on the other side and banned from coming back into russia for five years. So that just goes to show how much the kremlin has tried to decapitate Navales movement i by taking navalny himself out of play by putting him in jail or trying to take him play and.
"alexei" Discussed on The Current
"I've three out of moscow and You know they just stamp the passport and five seconds with the message. Sort of get out of here. Well you know what went on building too because again. There are millions of people in russia today who reject putin and everything. He stands for the kleptocracy that the dictatorship corruption and who wants russia to become a normal modern democratic european country. And i know this day will come and everything that we do has as its goal to try to bring that day closer. Putin won't even say alexi of his name. What does it say to you. That navalny was arrested immediately as soon as he landed and directed the plane to a different airport So the presumably that that could happen in a more expedient way what does it say to you about Vladimir putin state of mind. Well i think this is frankie more questions psychoanalyst's than than you know to a politician or political analysts. It's clear that there's something that there's something almost mystical going on. I mean vladimir putin goes to any length and so do his all his cronies and his key officials by the way Just today the speaker of the Russian parliament You know he he. He said as a person they sent to us from germany. Or something like that. I mean putin called the finally the patient of the clinic and berlin. I mean you can't make this thing up. Almost they have a mystical fear of actually pronouncing his name. More exciting to analysis looks to me. Why is putin's afraid of him. Because you know in this sort of artificial Artificial construct artificial image of the kremlin propaganda has put forward. You know putin is this a militant powerful popular leader and there's nobody else in the russian political scene that even comes close And i guess it comes from this that they did not want to admit that there actually is an alternative that there is opposition in russia. But you know what there is if we can see this by. The thousands of people who've been coming out to street demonstrations in the past several years including a massive unprecedented protests. Just in the past few months in recent city of barrels. We see this and the humiliating that pro-putin candidates have suffered recently in local elections even to technical spoilers once they remove real opponents from the ballot. Which usually do we'll certainly seat from the public. Attention that has surrounded alexei navalny's return and i hope by the weather. This public attention also leads to some reaction in western countries including canada just before he returned home to russia alexei navalny discussed with his colleagues the fact that western democracies are not using the sanctions provisions that they do have for targeted personal sanctions against ski cronies and kiani guards of the putin regime who who are stealing from the people of russia and then coming and stashing away those stolen money in the west valley in fact..
"alexei" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"You'll god money amount as screening and the other he's laughing at it is not a comedy and it's just the most extraordinarily pretentious film that you could I think on on youtube. It's saying everybody thought they were with radian. They were making this Masterpiece in it was just nonsense but it's whereas you know it was it was a it was an interesting insulation and just i think it's all the people who ended up. I suppose i'm a little bit similar. You know saw plucked out of stand up to be much better. It's very it's really really good. Yes but it's it's a person you can't and is a very sort of gregarious person. I'm sure he's lovely talents but he signed with the people if know him say that's not the person i expect to be plucked out hollywood film. It's kind of. It's it's great just to say. That's yeah nowadays. I think i'll dismayed Of acting really. Yeah but he was remain people. Ask me he would play. Play me in the movie. I always say but also you know he tells me i was friendly with robin williams ralian Various when he died obeys victories won by alleged said every time he met robin robin would sound. Really great to see you again alexi. Yeah i'd i'd like to see the challenge of having to play you have to say i'm sure he could do it. It's quite different personality. We have this. There's been a lot of comedy deaths in the last six or seven years. We've since i lost. You lost a lot of really big names on this year. We've lost fusible is it's a sort of. It's it's all like something. Nicholas positives ninety five rick male. Obviously in his fifties still does is mortality. Something that occupies your thoughts every single second every minute. Yeah yeah it's not something. I'm aware Relaxed attitude really oblivion now. It's I can't it's aging and You know that's another. That's another challenge is aging and again marshall is right good for you so pull ups. You know a lot with a masters in a lot. The masters in taiji are in their eighties and nineties. And they they pulled trucks around with penises and stuff like that something. I'm hoping to do in the next. I've hyping You're gonna go and you've lost your sense of smell enough of site case. You kinda sensors come and go. But hopefully they'll keep coming back again. But you know. I think there's there's not many comedians i guess push through or suddenly interesting. Comedians comedians. die like ridiculously young or or get into that. That's mindset in a set. I think it'd be great to see you in your eighty still. Yeah so do you. You want to do that or daily year. Still going then yes i mean i think that You know i am i have. I am thrilled to found a way to to return to stand up right. I'm very proud of you. Know in all senator kind of locate both to satisfy both algarotti Of as is a lot of young people also interested. In what i do and i it. Is i feel a tremendous sense attractions. I haven't done that really that they discussed. I also am. I should mention imaginary sandwich bars while the is gonna either yet. A massive is a very successful show. Radio foreign it's. It's something that i'm intensely crowd of you. I think it's i mean god. Bless sean william for asking me to do it really. Add it it it. It came together right away that show in it Fucking updates pregnant Yeah i do. Think trading goes not. love is not. it's also it's it's it's an evolution for me. It's not shout alike. I used to be but it's it's I think it retains the best of what i when i was younger. But that's more complex than self-doubt in more humane now. They think it's now so many outlets comedy and obviously even more so. You're on tv. And when i was on tv three or four channels and if you were lucky. Couple of radius showed stations. You might get on but basically you were. If you didn't get that bit lucky break. Then that was it but now you see now your seemed to be exploring stage radio which is as long as you've got an outlet to to do it doesn't really matter how big it is because everything's so spread out now the there's nothing's houston right now. I mean i did. You know. I mean i think the m yet when i came back to comedy. You know it's like i have to accept. I'm not you know when it defense time around. It was like you could be more or less the king. There was only like five of us out there. I really am you. Could you could be that competitive that could be. You could see yourself as being the best ready you know when i came back in light. Twenty eleven trains route. You know just kind of accepted. That i'm just some with a blow out there you know. Calm hope to be the king of anymore but You know it's kind of funny but then nothing to me into the right thing. I think is really interesting. The puck off all different areas and But you know it's just you expressing yourself in different ways. And so i think that's what's amazing about the internet I honestly think that bike show could be a tv show and might not be shy butts. It would never actually if you took into a tv complete fifteen years ago. Then it's actually you do. It is good and it wouldn't matter if you just did it yourself. I guess. I mean. I think i'm better for the kind of things in the way that kinda dies in you is that is that i'm visionary it's not you know i don't care if it's Be great my stone. Clings never made into. That's something some sometimes things just what they are in the things that they take anywhere else would might would certainly change soon but it might work but it might not but but it's there for its own sake and people will find people enjoy it and already i just trying to create one to start with and then i'll move onto the rest. One billion stones on five acres so i've managed to been doing for two and a half years and you wouldn't know so it might take me the rest of my life. You have to dig a movie around. They're they're they're lying on top of this says just an awful lot of them. I'm trying to build a wall that will be visible from space around the edge of the field. But it's a big field alexei. You know man you may be the future generations of herrings were finished. Who you're literally stiffest. Don't take down at night again. Like the back resembled. I who knows what am i do is probably coming around at night and putting them back. I don't mind. I like doing anyway. So it's okay. He's only helping me if he does that. We will check out your podcast. Which is wages. You're gotta get a lot of interesting stuff in and it. And it's beautifully producers your producers great out and do back and so will you go back on the road with a different show or will you try and complete your saw in how talk about how angry i am about the result the twenty nineteen. Lx might not remember great. Twenty eight restripped. They were like. Oh it gives a folks. I mean now i think that Be now it's all over near airily. I mean yeah. I think that Doing the series the absence of normal. My radio At drama short stories march and there's another series of imagining sandwich by which will be in november. Probably that's being commissioned. You know i'm in obviously you know. Hopefully we have reached some kind of stability by then and so but yeah athens. Data also depends. I mean again you know it. It depends on spanish wet. What your position is what. Your position is after After this is over eighty whether the Shuffled their mother. You know whether people are still interested. In.
"alexei" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Okay. That is the case. Next question is why? Now as you told US navales outspoken opposition to Putin is not new. He's attacked oligarchs. He's attacked the former prime minister dmitriy Medvedev. He's attacked Putin's press secretary Dmitry. Peskov. He's been arrested and attacked. Why now would they go this extra step? I've been thinking about this ever since it happened and I think there are several answers if at the. Russian regime this curious mixture of swagger and MC Kismayo and hyper aggression coupled with insecurity and Novosel Novosti and paranoia and I think what explanation is that this is a wobbly moment of that Putin I mean if you looks a little bit to his West as Bellarusse, it has been exactly one month since that disputed election in Belarus and the crackdown against opposition activists is intensifying where we have another. soviet-style leader Alexander Lukashenko in power for twenty six years. Who is trying to face down mass popula uprisings. Is False, today Russia's going next. That's not a happy precedent appreciation, and if it lives in the other direction, if you kind of costs, his gaze to the East looks at Russia's Far East, the city of us that have been huge protests against the Kremlin, against him personally after a popular local government was dismissed. An okay. It's a long way from Moscow but you can see a bit of fair there as well, and also, of course, valley was quite offensively Taga saying local united. Russia, candidates in these regional elections, it's also message to the United States I think to some degree is a huge election. Coming up I. Think Kremlin believes the Donald. Trump will wait. But it also sounds that if if Joe Biden does prevail the American foreign policy towards, Russia will be more aggressive I believe. Any country. Engaged in the activity. To de-legitimize or impact on American elections is a direct violation of our sovereignty. And if I'm treasure the United States, there will be a response, the dynamics so on the global scene will change. And I think that may we'll start being the factor? How has Donald Trump responded to this? You didn't as usual thing. When it comes to rushing we haven't had any proof yet, but I will take a look which is kind of often skates buddies always mentioning Russia hedge. Flats. Wessel waffle China at this point is Is. A nation that you should be talking about much more so than Russia That he hadn't seen any evidence. It's hard to know. What would have happen for for trump to be convinced that preaching was guilty of malfeasance. Coming up as Alexei navalny emerges from a coma will be consequences for Russia. What, if the future of energy depends on all of us? Can we transform not just energy Along does well. How can we all share this world better? Discover how that Siemens Energy Dot, com? The pro-kremlin media in Russia has strongly denied any links between this and the Russian state or you're saying. The allegations surrounding Valley is Pause Apostle, an ongoing concerns and vicious campaign against Russia Russia as soon sooner power game and. The Americans and the British lawyer instead suggesting other countries like the US may have been involved. But this week, the evidence clearly seems to be building up with those two independent combinations of Nava jock. Clearly the whole international community is responding, but as Nirvana's engineer, lots of focus is on that and you mentioned Angela Merkel's anger. How strong was her reaction? Well. Is genuinely furious. I. Think Europe in need is outraged. I also think they're not. Surprised we've been here before and I also think that sentiment has has Haden's against Russia I. I would say really since the annexation of Crimea in two thousand and fourteen in the war in Ukraine. I'm we've seen European Union sanctions and a degree of realism. The paths only existed in countries like the United Kingdom where where we had Levin Yankee. Poisonings of. People who fallen out with with the Russian regime and to have left Russia. We're used to and we saw what happened with. Kobe what happened to? Discreet Powell I mean I think part of failure is consensual that Western policymakers don't really understand how Preussen and the people around him. Think. He leninists in the sense that he believes in idea that Russia is in a state of permanent war or quiz I wore with with Western democracies, and this is this is continuous and once you understand that makes it easier to. Realize why the GRU Russian intelligence would send to professional assassins to asleep he English city to murder someone i. mean that that seems off the wall and they did it could Germany go further this time? Could it do something that would really hurt Russia? Yes Germany could there is a project called Nord Stream two, which is jewel pipeline which will guarantee the delivery of Russian gas to Germany a country by the ways phasing out Nikonov and needs and edgy is quite dependence on on Russian natural resources. There's already a pipeline in place stream one. Nord. Stream two will run alongside it from kindy Sapin. Russia to Gripe swelled in Germany doubling its capacity is in the final stages of completion. Now, a lot of people including trump said that this is a bad idea but Germany is totally controlled by Russian because they will get it from sixty to seventy percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline. And you tell me of that's appropriate because I think it's not and I think it's a very bad thing for NATO and metal cancel that project that will be very painful for for for Russia wet weather, it would have any any kind of political consequences idea because what we've seen with sanctions is that the way they spun worship television is. No the sanctions have arisen because of Russia's misbehavior on the international stage that portrayed as of a perfidious Western plots to weaken and damage Russia. So. Prison, seventy tons of the propaganda doll. You think they will act I mean backless is highly pragmatic. She's cautious. She's being honest. She's no fool I mean she she's the great survivor in European politics. I, suspect that she wrote. But let's see what happens when we're living in an era of pastime time cabin sang's. Ravel Guinness Nashville will.
"alexei" Discussed on Today in Focus
"More or less. I'm conscious. He was he was wheeled off, stretch it off and he was taken to. Apple, and it was pretty clear to his. Friends who are with him to his press secretary that he being poisoned stop with the breaking news out of Russia. We're getting reports that opposition politician Alexina Valmy is in a coma in a Siberian hospital with suspected poisoning he was returning. Did they try to save him in arms? Yes and no Santa he was taken to hospital I'm I think the is stabilized him he he was giving. Intravenous drip and so on. But fairly soon after he arrived the local efforts be. Agency success the KGB up there was suddenly strange. Men in the office of the chief dogs are on the doctors who initially said to Navales as we think you been poisoned suddenly changed that you I'm what very very wary about what happens at his his wife? His supporters were absolutely convinced that he had been poisoned. They didn't that was about points on the renting his own chance of survival was being evacuated out of the country and treated in the West. There were two reasons for this one so that he could get better support. Compared to a regional hospital in Siberia and as well, they believe that Russian authorities will ensure that all of the toxins that are currently system are out by the time specialists in Europe are able. To look at him to begin with the Russian authorities and the hospital refused lesson go. They said it was too dangerous and Navali unconscious at this point was innocent of skin situation where he was stuck and his wife one plant was was asked to provide a mash if that's what she was his wife. Onto Short. The whole thing was awful wet where the raw crecy was being used a weaponized, stop him from leaving. But eventually after couple days he was later Alexi Novelli continues his journey unaware. In an induced coma here arrives at this hospital in Berlin with his wife Yulia. A spokesperson tweeted the struggle for Lexie's life and health is just beginning. And he was taken to Charity Hospital, which treated previous Moscow poisoning victims. Hull number tests were carried out of his skin of his blood of the water bottle. He'd been holding on the flight, which is eight had saved and handed over the thirties, and they came back a few days later with a chilling finding, which was given tank Michael, the German Chancellor Cavalcades, and they discovered that he'd been poisoned with another child the same lethal soviet-made nerve agent used just over two years ago, insoles raid to kill or to try and kill second units Paul. Varney vote. OPTIMA. In his untruths, Alexei Navalny was the victim of an attack with a chemical nerve agent of the novel group. This poison could be identified unequivocally in tests. So it's clear that Alexei Navalny is the victim of a crime. He was supposed to be silenced and I together with the entire German government. Condemn this in the strongest possible terms. mackel was really quite furious about this I mean Dash Beagle. The GEMINIS magazine said that when she got the news sitting with cabinet that it went off like a political bomb. mackel speaks Russian. She's been dealing with pushing in international. Forums for fifteen years, she's on the now illusions about who he.
"alexei" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Today the story of another Russian poisoning. Navalny emerges from a coma with a promise to return. Have you ever met Alexia Valley. Yes I'm asking me in Moscow I was the guardians correspondent there in Ala- two thousand eleven, and by that point of view is Christie famous as an anti corruption activist. What was he like Alex is is like everything that people in power and Russia gnaws he is tall he's charismatic. Sorry. I didn't mean to be high, but a lot of people including Putin and Dmitry wherever already quite sure man. He's super smart this. Dynamism about him he was drawing. Diagrams on the board explaining corrupt money flows to me. It was like being a head of advanced economics task really, and this method he took from the blackboard to to the Internet and he is raining in recent years crafted some wonderful investigations which have lifted the needle on top level Kremlin corruption. Here's a sort of a force of nature. The man who the Guardians International correspondent Luke harding is describing maybe a force of nature but he's currently in a German hospital recovering after being poisoned. On Monday two independent labs in France and Sweden confirmed that the substance ingested by Alexei Navalny was number chock a nerve agent manufactured by the Russian. State. German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He had been the victim of a crime that was intended to silence him. But. Russia's most prominent opposition figure isn't going quietly this week he was taken off his ventilator yesterday he sat up in bed to pose for a picture posted on Instagram, and now his spokeswoman insists he will be returning home. From The Guardian I'm Anish Gristana. Today in focus what the poisoning.
"alexei" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"We don't know how to deal an actor that does all these things at once as you said, that isn't functioning in the sort of our rational way if you will in which we tend to think about foreign policy actions and covert operations. and. What if Donald Trump were of a mind to respond appropriately to this? What would an appropriate American response look like I mean this is after all the attempted murder it's not like the scruple poisoning, right? It's not on the territory of an ally. Alexina Valmy is not somebody except in the sense that the United States has an interest in democratic reforms in general, he's not somebody. I mean, this really is the internal politics of Russian Federation you know should this be something that the US government responds to in a serious way on what would a serious response to it look like? Well. The quick answer is yes but I think it's not just about in the Bali. Pattern here that we've been talking about and it's not just a pattern of poisoning is a pattern of state-sponsored murder of opposition leaders, and at this point the numbers are you know I've lost count of how many journalists have died? How many opposition leaders have been killed? Or. Poisoned in this case and barely survived. It is a pattern of Rufus behavior that is very clearly being directed by the Kremlin and perhaps by Mr Putin himself and I will say that we've done nothing so far. It hasn't just been the trump administration although this administration hasn't put out a statement as a recording time an official statement condemning this from the white. House. The State Department has made a statement by the White House is not I think as an obvious first step just say something about it and call the Russians. Out on this but I think going further than that one thing that people have been talking about for very long time because his pattern has been there for a long time is that we can take pretty specific steps to undermine specific individuals that are in the criminal lead that we know are probably involved in this decision making process, and we do that with targeted sanctions that would perhaps a freeze their assets not allow them to have access to certain bank accounts property rights as Cetera. Almost every individual within the Kremlin elite has off shore bank accounts owns assets and property real estate in. The world. But in some very specific places like London, like the United. States. And likely elsewhere that we don't know about and so we have a lot that we can do to really make it pretty painful for these people and send a very clear message. But we haven't I think Germany here be interesting to see given merckel has said about, Nevada she made a very strong statement and this was unacceptable behavior. which we really haven't heard from before but. We haven't seen Germany pull out of this very lucrative for the Russian side Norstrom two pipeline has incredibly controversial that the United States this administration and the Obama Administration disapproved of, but we haven't seen the German government do anything about it. and. I. Think that comes from putting. The relationship with Russia. The price of gas perhaps on which Germany is dependent on Russian gas above you know morals and above ethics just certain extent. But was certainly there's a lot that we should do in that we can do. But for years we've let this behavior just go basically unpunished. You know one of the things that the president's defenders have said is that while trump you know makes nice verbally to Putin. In fact, the actions of the trump administration have been substantially tougher than its predecessors. Do you expect that US reaction will get tougher if Joe Biden is elected and inaugurated or is the stasis that we've seen on this on the sort of toleration that Putin has been shown a kind of more bipartisan feature of American policy than we sometimes acknowledged. I think it's very much the latter. I think that's really unfortunate meaning that we've seen. SO-CALLED RESETS with Russia from multiple administrations in the United States the Obama Administration called that reset. But obviously, the Bush administration raptured on eleven. Wanted to work with Russia overlooked a lot of bad behavior and it's it's a pattern that we've seen across both parties in the United States where there is this sort of acknowledgment or perhaps common understanding that. We have to work with Russia there around and we have to work with this particular regime I'm meeting Mr, Putin's Russia because they're not going anywhere and as the argument goes on top of that, you know the real problem and I've seen this emerge more and more in the policy debate, you know the real problem is not Russia because look they're a big player economically speaking the real problem is China and so we. Really. Need to do is bring the Russians into the fold to help us build a common front against China and I think this thinking is is deeply deeply mistake him because we've tried it at least three times a cross about twenty years and it's only produced bad outcomes obviously the worst or which has been the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the continued occupation of Crimea. So I'm not sure why we keep doing the same thing. When it obviously doesn't work. So my concern is that the election won't change that much although I certainly hope it will I think Joe Biden in the past when he was vp was actually quite good and very sober minded on what the Kremlin is in his work on Ukraine I. Think he did some very good things policy perspective when it came to Ukraine by the same time, the Obama Administration carried out the reset which then resulted. With the Russian saying no thanks to your reset we're. Going to. Invade Ukraine. So I. Think I've seen this kind of thinking emerge and it's a hotly debated issue. I am skeptical though. because. Of the pattern we've seen for the last twenty years in the United. States. Alina Polyakova. Thanks so much for joining us. Thanks for having me. The law fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the Brookings Institution and today it's produced in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Analysis, our audio engineer. This episode is.
"alexei" Discussed on Front Burner
"alexei" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"When Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny became gravely ill last week his allies immediately suspected foul play the long time opponents of Russia's president. Vladimir Putin and a campaigner against corruption collapsed on a plane on Thursday. After drinking tea, his allies believe was laced with poison. If confirmed, it would be the latest in a string of poisonings of Russian dissidents. On Saturday Mr Novelli was flown to Germany for treatment where he remains in an induced coma in a stable condition. Yesterday his doctors in Berlin said, the tests indicated he was poisoned and he's been placed under. Armed Guard. This is not the first time that Nevada has been attacked. Mud stained glass is, our Europe correspondent. When he was running for president in two thousand, seventeen someone through bright green die in his eye, and he may have lost eighty percent of the vision in his right eye because of that attack and the suspicion is that the Kremlin was behind what happened last week he is the latest of a number of prominent Kremlin. Critics have fallen victim to apparent poison attacks. Alexander Litvinenko back in the two thousands was poisoned with polonium in Britain set of Gates Paul who was a former Russian intelligence officer was also attacked in Britain with Novi Chuck in Armed Forces developed nerve toxin, and at this point the German doctors and Berlin where Nevada has been airlifted for treatment say that they think he was in fact poisoned while still in Russia in. The doctors who were treating him don protective gear because apparently they were afraid that whatever he might poison with was extremely dangerous and some analysts felt that the reason why he's being held in Russia and not immediately evacuated to Germany other the German doctors were waiting with a plan to evacuate him was that the authorities were trying to get whatever substance it wasn't his bloodstream out of his body before he was moved abroad so that it wouldn't be detectible. and. So why wouldn't have only target for this kind of attack would what's the sort of political context here? Alexei Navalny is an opposition politician, an anti corruption activist who over the last twelve years or so has gradually made himself into the most plausible candidate to succeed Ladimir Putin as president of Russia if there were ever an actual democratic transition in Russia is seen by the Putin government as the biggest threat to their power he has the biggest. National, Organization of dedicated opposition activists. Lot of Putin's government is an unusually difficult position. At the moment there are massive protests in Belarus which threatened to topple the government there, and before that tremendous protests were launched in the Far Eastern city of Kabul roofs in eastern Siberia against the Kremlin's removal of local governor was quite popular those of not dissipated and they are very worrying signal to Putin that not only the liberal elite classes in cities like Moscow saint. Petersburg are having second thoughts about his rule, but that that sort of opposition might extend to regular folks out in normal towns and cities far across the Russian Federation. Putin's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low and there are municipal elections upcoming which the Russian government prefers to win overwhelmingly in order to demonstrate that it's in control of things. So if the Russian government was responsible, what do you think the the aim of the attack? Was You see? This as an attempt at a decapitation strike on the opposition or more general flexing of Kremlin muscles it's hard to tell exactly what Putin is trying to do because some people feel the Nevada actually plays a stabilizing role since he's the clearly recognized leader of the opposition and the most likely next president after democratic transition. He kind of organizes everything for the Russian secret police they know who they have to monitor once in a all has been taken out. Then things may become much more chaotic. It's kind of risky in some ways to do this. But the thing that's clear is that Russia has no plan for a succession for how to get from a government headed by Putin to something after it autocracies always have that problem, but it's even more difficult in Russia because Putin's government is so completely dependent on the ring of cronies, captains of industry and. The security services around him to prop up the government. It's entirely personal listrik and Putin has changed the constitution. So these virtually president for life, it's just unclear what could possibly come after this regime. So taking the voluntary out of the picture looks in a way like an act of desperation because he is a serious threat to Putin's power, but it also could simply cause more problems for the regime. and. What do you make of the fact that Mr Novelli was airlifted to Germany for treatment that that Angela? Merkel, herself offered him help. Germany has a pivotal but equivocal role in western policies towards Russia it is not usually one of the most confrontational countries and taking on Putin's government but it has a firm grounding in European principles of human rights and anything that looks like a violent attack on an opposition. Politician Engenders a lot of outrage in Germany so it's not surprising that they would decide to grant. Asylum to a very prominent opposition politician Alexander Volney but more broadly, how how should s respond if it emerges that this is plainly an assassination attempt to what should the West do about it? The difference between this attack and earlier ones such as the one on circuits Paul is that Alexander only is a Russian citizen who was in Russia at the time that he was attacked. There's no clear pretext for a Western intervention. In that situation, what the West has done is offer him asylum and medical treatment, which is an appropriate response. Beyond that. It is dangerous for the west to try to make it look like political affairs inside. Russia are a matter of concern for Western governments. Because Putin's approach to handling. So called Color Revolution Movements and the demonstrations that have cropped up inside Russia over the last decade has been to accuse the organizers of being tools of the CIA and of foreign powers trying to extend the power of the European Union and NATO, and so forth. You don't want the authentic Russian opposition movement to look like it's a tool of foreign manipulation. One thing that the West is already done is to supply reliable information about whether Nevada has been poisoned or. and. The more reliable information comes from trustworthy sources like German doctors the better it helps people in Russia to understand what is actually happening to bypass the corrupted propaganda driven media sphere that Putin has created, and that gives them the resources to organize their own politics. I think the role of the West played during Soviet times to some extent was simply the role of a refuge where dissidents could escape. And where reliable information could be produced that people inside Russia can trust..
"alexei" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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"alexei" Discussed on Up First
"Let's talk politics in russia now nobody is doubting the president vladimir putin will win another term in the country's upcoming presidential election despite that one man keeps trying to upset putin's plans to stay in power as opposition leader alexei in a on monday in the volleys registration to run for president was denied and now his latest youtube video appears to be blocked all right and pure moscow corresponent lucienne kim is with us i listen to morning all right so aleksei only for people who don't know who is he is is heal legitimate threat to vladimir putin well alexei nova only is a lawyer in an anti corruption activist and what's interesting about him is he probably wouldn't exist without the internet he has really successfully harnessed the internet the bypass state media now he has several youtube channels and he has used them very effectively to talk to his supporters to build a nationwide campaign network and also to collect donations now as to the question of he's a threat even independent opinion polls give him a pretty low ranking one recent poll showed that sixty percent of russians trust putin and only 2 percent uh say that about navarro on the interest anecdotally i've met row young russians who haven't even heard of him and others even who are quite liberal in their views say they would never vote for him i think the reason is because not not necessarily because they l love putin but because they really are afraid of whatever comes after him while he is the kremlin worried at all about navarro me and i i guess another part of the question is if they're not worried and if they look at these poll numbers and a lot of russians don't known of armenian and don't seem to like him all that much on a big scale why not just let him run couldn't this backfire if they kick them out of the race and and let him drummer attention as always it's really hard to know what they're thinking in the kremlin and what's interesting as they actually did linton of only run for moscow mayor back in 2013 and he surprised everyone by getting almost a third of the vote the system here in russia's called.
"alexei" Discussed on The Inquiry
"In 2015 he says the vast majority of these protests have nothing to do with corruption campaign ah alexei navonna they have one unifying theme according to all more intriguing over eighty percent of all protests in russia last year where economically motivates and it's mostly very much localize grievances relating to either low wages or late payment of wages a wage arrears because alleys kochav says russians are living in tough economic times russia has been going through a quite as strong recession now there is a return to growth boat everybody's forecast in very slow growth this year probably and hausa affecting people's daily line staff slain really feeling it if that protesting even in some cases history well it does affect the laws lots and russia is probably one of the most uneven countries in terms of income distribution these days so you have a lot of poverty twenty three million people in russia live below the poverty line and yet these protest is on seeing that are protesting about the fat the system is starting to gansters they are jesper testing on the how about the particular issue that facing wanting dot resolve yes because it is largely because the authorities are very successful in promoting the narrative mostly via kremlin control television channels and this narrative tells them the odds all the problems russia's experiencing are due to external factors such as the global economic crisis the low oil prices the western sanctions against russia and so and so forth.
"alexei" Discussed on The Inquiry
"In what is widely perceived as a politically motivated persecution he was found guilty so now oh the irony alexei navali anti corruption campaign campaigner has been branded a convicted criminal although the courts stopped short of giving him a prison sentence they don't want to give him that status of marty or they don't wanna galvanized the opposition by making amartya out of him the authorities all however making his life difficult they've raided his offices jailed his brother so as i expert witness attests the kremlin has deployed various tactics to neutralise the threat posed by alexei novell ni in the kremlin's damagelimitation strategy appears to be working in recent polls only two percent of people said they vote for navali hov hadn't even heard of him while president putin enjoys approval ratings of more than eighty percent and yet maybe it's not the actions of the president really has to worry about maybe it's a bigger threat that alexei novelli's revealed park three the red web who tim his people that belief in the internet but considering the internet as a some toys for intellectuals and russia hit kenneth imagines that the anthem that may be influential factor in the rail politics the president walls as alexei navales viral anti corruption internet campaign has proved a third expert witness irena bargain has been closely monitoring the rise of the internet in russia paul young is a fourtier don belief until the vision on tv channels because it's considered as prokremlin propoganda as i get an information from the internet and that she says poses a serious threat to president putin does this increase in increasing amount of people who are politically active homes.