The Kremlin has stated that it is not engaged in the production of videos about Alexei Navalny, in which the politician is compared to Adolf Hitler and suggested that the spread of the video may be surrounded by opposition
The Kremlin refused to comment on the new Internet video in which opposition politician Alexei Navalny is compared to Adolf Hitler. About it reports RBC.
“Can’t comment. The presidential administration is not involved in such cases. Range of opinions on this subject very extensive,” said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. So he answered the journalists ‘ question about what movies can stand the President’s administration.
He Peskov did not rule out that the production of common online video can do and surrounded by the opposition politician. “There is a justified point of view that you mentioned, citizens are unable to stand behind these videos,” added the representative of the Kremlin.
“We’re not making movies,” concluded Sands.
On 18 April, the TV channel “Rain” reported, citing close to the Kremlin sources, that the administration of the President decided to launch a campaign against Navalny. The sides of the channel said that the campaign aims to discredit the opposition and to undermine his position before the presidential elections in 2018. According to one of the sources for this work have already been created by an external Department that produces outsourced “clips, movies and video games, which Bulk discrediting”. “Fighting is much like Hitler”, — said the interlocutor of “Rain”.
The next day, 19 April, appeared on Youtube suitable for the description of the video, it Bulk is compared to the leader of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler. The video was published on empty Youtube channel and distributed through ads on the sites with serials.
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In December of last year, Alexei Navalny announced his intention to run for President in 2018. This became possible after the Supreme court overturned the verdict on the “case of Kirovec”. In February 2017, the Leninsky district court of Kirov found Navalny re-guilty. If the verdict is not overturned in the higher court, to participate in the elections, the opposition can not.
According to polls “Levada-center” in March, Navalny’s electoral rating has doubled and is 10%. Thus, according to the survey, awareness of policy among Russians rose to a historic high, amounting to 55%.