Russian opposition Alexei Navalni wrote an open letter this Wednesday asking his supporters to continue their initiatives against President Vladimir Putin’s government and not to worry about retaliatory measures against him while he is in custody.
“You don’t have to worry about me. The prison isn’t home, but people live here too. I’m not the first, I’m not the last,” said Navalni, who insisted to his colleagues that “none of them Circumstances “” Should they cut back on his opposition jobs for fear they might harm him.
“Work without looking back. We do not negotiate with terrorists who take hostages,” he emphasized in a text published on the news portal Meduza out there with their deeds.
“Many of you had to leave Russia. And I know that many suffer from the classic questions: ‘Isn’t it more honest to be honest?’ “Do I have the right to ask people to demonstrate when I’m safe?” Drop all of these thoughts. They’re not original, they’re two hundred years old, “he said.
“These considerations are neither original nor new, and in this case they are just stupid. We are changing jobs … in the interests of Russia and its people. We protect our country from intruders and thieves. What is the difference from where? You are sitting with your laptop? “he asked.
“The only question is, what are you doing? Nobody doubts your courage. (…) The moral advantage is not for those who are geographically in Russia, but for those who fight for it, regardless of their coordinates,” he said persisted.
Nawalni said that her main partners, Ivan Zhdanov and Leonid Volkov, did the same and reassembled their infrastructures and working groups after the Russian authorities disbanded their organizations since June because they are considered extremists.
“Putin with his union of billionaires in uniform thought they would take a mallet and destroy all of our structures after my imprisonment,” but “so far it is clear that the main blow has fallen on him,” he said.
“Under this pressure we have developed and changed. It is not yet clear what kind of animal we will become, but definitely one more beautiful, faster, more courageous and with sharp teeth,” he said.
Nawalni, who is imprisoned in Russia, was arrested on January 18 on arrival at Moscow airport for violating the probation requirements after recovering from poisoning in Germany for months – for which the prominent opponent is directly responsible for the country’s president power. Vladimir Putin – which was followed by a series of demonstrations demanding thousands of prisoners.
The Berlin hospital, to which Navalni was relocated in August 2020, confirmed in its final report that the Russian opponent was poisoned with Novichok, a chemical that was used back in 2018 against former agent Sergei Skripal in the UK and the trail of which leads to Russia Russian authorities have denied any connection with the event.