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Kremlin foe Navalny faces arrest as flies back to Russia

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Right... the Russian government wants him dead... but he decides to go back to Russia apparently oblivious to the supposed threat.

This guy is a nobody in Russia, akin to Alex Jones, a fringe loon who craves attention.

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Think being killed might make you think twice about returning to that poisened tea.

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With all due respect he is not very smart. Stay in Germany.

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he is mr nobody

in Russia

he is "somebody" just for mainstream antirussian propaganda.

PS this comment is not off topic but reality

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BB

What on earth are you talking about exactly?

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This will be the endgame for Navalny and, we should hope, for Putin, too, who blinded by arrogance and over-confidence might yet be pushed and rushed into making the wrong move that might finally provoke the many Russians who are weary of the Kremlin's autocratic ways and feeling sheer Putin fatigue, to take to the streets and depose the tin-pot despots that deprive the people of their freedoms.

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He is either supremely naive, maybe even stupid, or he knows something and isn't letting on. The way he bamboozled one of his poisoners into blabbing away on the phone makes me think there is more to this than meets the eye. But, hey, I could be wrong.

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They’re going to arrest him and make sure he dies in prison.

Putin thinks he can get away with it.

I think he knows this and is becoming a martyr to rid Russia of Putin.

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Putin thinks he can get away with it.

Putin KNOWS he can get away with it. FTFY.

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He is a Russian patriot trying to make leaders accountable. Trying to overthrow an autocrat is dangerous but he fights for his country to be free and democratic. The guy has guts.

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He resembles Ewan McGregor. Doing an advertisement for Nike.

Beatles music plays in the background....

”Back in the USSR!”

Fade in Nike catchphrase...

”Just Do It!”

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Gets poisoned by the KGB... twice... miraculously survives both times.

He's currently safe in Germany but he feels the best place to go is back into Russia, right into the Lion's Den.

Are there actually people that buy this narrative.?.?

Seriously?

He'll be back onto his soapbox in Moscow in a few weeks, strangely, nobody in the West will wonder why he's allowed to walk scot free in Moscow.

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Crazy brave. But brave nevertheless.

I don't know how much support he has in Russia, but the zeal shown by the authorities in trying to crush this one man shows that they do have some fear of him and his influence.

Most of us couldn't do what he's doing. I think the least we can do is not try to slander him by doubting his motives or his genuineness.

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@Desert Tortoise

He is either supremely naive, maybe even stupid, or he knows something

Oh no, he is not naive, not stupid. He just knows too well that if he stays in Germany he won't get paid by his Western employers. He is just a blunt instrument in their hands, his work to destabilize Russia. Can't do this job from Germany. No work - no money, and he wants to be set for life.

Geez, can anybody believe in the hoax with his "poisoning with the most lethal toxin in the world"? Read something about how real toxins work, and then look at the refreshed, happy face of Navalny.

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I read that he outed Putin as gay along with two other things.

Obviously Putin has enriched himself but I forgot what the other thing he said was.

If he stayed in Germany I don't know what he would do or what visa he could get.

Russia kills people overseas so he probably thinks it does not matter where he lives.

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At least Putin's incompetent operatives didn't put the poison in the tea this time. Another hopeless effort by the FSB who allowed themselves to be tracked & identified yet again, failed yet again and then hilariously fessed up to the whole ordeal in a Jedi-Mind Trick phone call with Navalny himself.

Putin confirmed that the FSB team were tailing Navalny for years, and the FSB said that the phone call wouldn't have been possible without the help of dastardly foreign special services. As close to an admission as you'll ever get from Putin & co.

Trump was strangely quiet on the whole topic, almost as if it was awkward to talk about...

Navalny facing arrest & imprisonment on his return for violating the terms of a suspended sentence and not being dead enough for their liking.

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He is nothing more than a western propagandist. Just putting on an anti-corruption face to try to hide his own illegal actions. Justice will be coming his way...soon.

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He is nothing more than a western propagandist. Just putting on an anti-corruption face to try to hide his own illegal actions. Justice will be coming his way...soon.

Cites?

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@ClippetyClop

At least Putin's incompetent operatives didn't put the poison in the tea this time

So you admit, there were no poisoning? The whole media hysteria was a farce, hoax from the very beginning? Thank you!!

the phone call wouldn't have been possible without the help of dastardly foreign special services

Of course. Please explain how Navalny, without the help of real professionals, could identify and trace "a killer from an undercover hit team"?

Trump was strangely quiet on the whole topic

If he said anything you would critisize him for commenting on a stupid story about some guy's underpants.

not being dead enough for their liking

OK, let me get the whole story straight. The tyrant ordered Navalny dead, but when the task was almost achieved he ordered to save this clown and even had a private jet to bring Navalny to Germany (among COVID pandemia and closed borders), where the priceless organism of this MI6's asset would be thoroughly checked and even slightest trace of a poison immediately discovered? Ummm..., oh yes! It's perfectly logical!! lol

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So you admit, there were no poisoning?

At no point did I admit that he hadn't been poisoned. It just wasn't via his tea.

Please explain how Navalny, without the help of real professionals, could identify and trace "a killer from an undercover hit team"?

At no point did I say that he hadn't been helped by others. But helped or not, he got an FSB officer to admit the assassination attempt, and then the FSB to whinge about it not being fair play.

If he said anything you would critisize him for commenting on a stupid story about some guy's underpants.

We both know why Trump kept quiet about the underpants.

The tyrant ordered Navalny dead, but when the task was almost achieved he ordered to save this clown and even had a private jet to bring Navalny to Germany

The plane was chartered and paid for by a German NPO, not Vlad.

where the priceless organism of this MI6's asset

More evidence of Russian incompetence; they allowed a 'known' M16 spy to go free. Of course this is something that you just made up and have no evidence for. Had there been evidence, I suspect Vlad may have possibly detained him.

It's at about this point in the evening where you start to talk about Blair, Bush & Cheney isn't it?

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@ClippetyClop

It just wasn't via his tea

LOL!!! The hapless killers failed to pour poison into tea, but managed to put it into Navalny underpants?? Seriously, you watch "Johnny English" too often.

At no point did I say that he hadn't been helped by others

And by others you mean.....? Can it be described as collusion with a foreign intelligence service?

he got an FSB officer to admit the assassination attempt

I'm sure the conversation was very entertaining. "Hello, it were you who tried to kill Navalny? - Yes, that's me. - Can you describe me how you put the poison on his underpants? - Sure, I'd love to tell you everything!"

We both know why Trump kept quiet about the underpants

I don't. Enlighten me.

The plane was chartered and paid for by a German NPO, not Vlad

Then why Vlad, if he so-o-o badly wanted Navalny dead, allowed to save him? Why Vlad allowed the plane to take him to Germany and to make this supposed "crime" well-known and well-documented? And what was this wonderful "NPO", these Good Samaritans, who managed to get all permissions for the flight at now time? When almost all air traffic virtually stopped?

More evidence of Russian incompetence; they allowed a 'known' M16 spy to go free.

Or may be they monitor all his contacts to shut down the whole network.

It's at about this point in the evening where you start to talk about Blair, Bush & Cheney isn't it?

It was you who started to talk about Trump, wasn't it?

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LOL!!! The hapless killers failed to pour poison into tea, but managed to put it into Navalny underpants?? Seriously, you watch "Johnny English" too often.

Let's try to maintain some civility and not get LOL silly. The agents chose a method that they thought would be most effective. Kudryavtsev confirmed it was applied to the crotch area of the underpants, much to the amusement of you and myriads of schoolboys.

And by others you mean.....? Can it be described as collusion with a foreign intelligence service?

You're the one that is claiming he is an MI6 agent, not me. Prove it. Even Vlad can't.

I'm sure the conversation was very entertaining. "Hello, it were you who tried to kill Navalny? - Yes, that's me. Can you describe me how you put the poison on his underpants?

Poor effort. You seem to find underpants amusing, as did I when I was about 13. The full transcript of the call with Kudryavtsev is easily accessible. This bit should have you in stitches as it has lots of underwear talk.

Nav: And on which piece of cloth was your focus on? Which garment had the highest risk factor?

Kud: The underpants.

Nav: The underpants.

Kud: A risk factor in what sense?

Nav: Where the concentration [of novichok] could be highest?

Kud: Well, the underpants.

Nav: Do you mean from the inner side or from the outer?..

Kud: Well, we were processing the inner side. This is what we were doing.

Then why Vlad, if he so-o-o badly wanted Navalny dead, allowed to save him?

Vlad didn't save him, he tried to kill him, but because he didn't have your proof that he was an MI6 agent, or....

Or may be they monitor all his contacts to shut down the whole network.

I think you may have ruined this for Vlad by letting the cat out of the bag.

It was you who started to talk about Trump, wasn't it?

'Clerical error'. Remember that one?

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Let's try to maintain some civility and not get LOL silly

I sincerely try to be serious, but your insistence on this story really makes me laugh. Do you really believe in all this stuff??

much to the amusement of you and myriads of schoolboys

I'm amused not by underpants (never was interested in men's underwear), but by seriousness with wich you push this hoax around. Skip lecturing me, just please answer these very simple questions:

One. If Vlad wanted Navalny dead, why he allowed to save him?

Two. If "Novichok" was really applied ("in the most vulnerable place"), why nobody is dead? It's the most lethal poison in the world, worse then VX, right?

Three. Why Vlad allowed the transportation to Germany, not afraid that the poison would be discovered?

Four. What powerful organization (and why) really orchestrated the evacuation to Germany, do you really believe that "NPO" can in hours find a plane with special equipment and miraculously get all government approvals to cross borders, closed in the pandemic?

Five. Why Germans categorically refused to show any mdical records, just any proof that there were real poisoning?

'Clerical error'. Remember that one?

What's the connection?

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I need to learn more about his politics but I know for sure that he is a brave man.

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He should've not returned to Russia. The goons will try to keep everything out of sight.

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