Less than a year, Russia held presidential elections. It is inflaming the political situation in the country. Elections will be held on March 18, 2018. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced that he would take part in them. It will face the usual set of politicians and Vladimir Putin personally.
The European community supported the Russian blogger, the leader of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexey Navalny. Of course, in his program there are many ideas that are close to Europeans, and he’s not afraid to articulate his position on the Crimea. This question drew a wide response in Russia and abroad. For this reason, Navalny may lose significant number of votes in the upcoming presidential elections in Russia. However, the “Crimean issue” requires a definite and clearly expressed position.
Crimea became part of Russia after the annexation and the referendum held among the population of the Peninsula. This caused a negative reaction in Ukraine, in Europe and around the world. Prominent world leaders have called such actions unacceptable and aggressive. According to EU leaders, such behaviour undermines European security and casts doubt on the results of the Second world war, which has claimed countless human lives.
We should note that Alexei Navalny a couple of times mentioned that will not to open an office of its election headquarters in the Crimea. What did he mean by that? This is a very important statement.
In the upcoming March elections will be the fourth in Putin’s career. He is a seasoned and tough politician with great power. He is accused that he might undermine the career of almost any politician in the world. He is accused of meddling in elections in the United States, Germany, France, UK and Austria.
But Navalny will be able to make him serious competition. Alexei Navalny is a bright representative of the modern generation of progressive European politicians. He is the liberal party fellowship program at Yale University Yale World Fellows and the founder of the Foundation for the fight against corruption in Russia. Its principles coincide with the principles of those who in Europe are called “progressive politicians”. He blames the corruption of the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. So it is very popular among young people. He is considered a defender of the interests of ordinary people and a fighter for the truth.
But that could mean his decision not to open a campaign headquarters in the Crimea? Does this mean that he does not consider the Crimea as Russian territory? Whether he will return Crimea to Ukraine if he is elected? Many Europeans hope so. This is one of several reasons why many Western politicians support the Bulk. If elected, the return of Crimea to Ukraine can become a reality, and therefore, the world order will return to stability.
Navalny wants to bring to Russia the European principles and ideals, he intends to make the world stronger and more secure, and therefore his positions are close and understandable to all Europeans, including citizens of Ukraine.
I think I will right if I say that the future belongs to such policies as the Bulk.