Monday, April 3, 2017

Alexander Mercouris — Protests in Russia fizzle as Medvedev corruption case unravels

The allegations of corruption made against Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev by the opposition activist and blogger Alexey Navalny have been given short shrift in – of all places – an article in the Washington Post.
In an unusual flurry of objective reporting, the Washington Post also admits that the turnout at follow on opposition rallies in Moscow on 2nd April 2017 was derisory and that Navalny – the individual the Western media regularly touts as the leader of Russia’s opposition – is widely disliked and has little support.…
Unusually the Washington Post not only admits the incontrovertible fact that the turnout at the protests on Sunday 2nd April 2017 was derisory, but has now also admitted in a separate article that Navalny’s case that Medvedev is corrupt is based less on fact than on innuendo.…
Elsewhere, in its article about the protests on 2nd April 2017, the Washington Post article actually admits that Navalny is extremely unpopular….
The was already widely known to anyone that cared to examine the reporting, but the wishful thinking Western media ran away with the idea that the Russian government was on the verge of toppling. Completely ridiculous.

The Duran
Protests in Russia fizzle as Medvedev corruption case unravels
Alexander Mercouris

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