The strike of the voters, announced by Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny in connection with his non-admission to elections of the President, has no meaning, said the journalist Ksenia Sobchak in an interview to «Radio Liberty».
«It’s crazy protests, it’s meaningless. Have already written a huge number of scientists. What is the meaning of boycott? The boycott in history if you look at the statistics, it made sense, in my opinion, twice. Then it somehow affected the outcome of the election. One of them, if I’m not mistaken, Brazil, and the second – somewhere in Asia. In both cases, was the turnout. We have abolished many years ago. If he were, would not all come,» she said.
The journalist said he believes the Bulk absolute hero and respects him.
«But his way is the way into the breach against the tank, when all the power is usurped, they have an army, they have all the money, billions of dollars. A bunch of people that surrounds the President has a huge scale of money, resources, army, FSB, all law enforcement agencies and so on. Directly – head-way – to deal with it is possible, but it suicidal, I’m worried for the life of the Bulk of the forces are too unequal. They will not give up power ever! I’m pretty sure if there is a situation, when you have to shoot, they do, but will not give up power,» said Sobchak.
She added that only peaceful protest can change the situation.
Presidential elections in Russia will be held on 18 March 2018.
Navalny announced the decision to participate in the presidential elections in December 2016. He said he goes to the polls «program on how to make Russia a fair and modern.» The head of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova said that the opposition leader may take part in the presidential elections in 2018, but only if it will remove a record or to change the law.
8 February 2017 re-examination of the case on embezzlement in especially large amount in the company «Kirovles» Leninsky district court in Kirov found Navalny guilty and sentenced him to five years imprisonment, appointed him a fine of 500 thousand rubles, the Politician said that the European court of human rights accepted the verdict in the case of «Kirovles» rigged.
25 Dec, CEC adopted decision on refusal in its registration.
The bulk response was posted on the Internet a video message in which he announced a «strike of voters» in connection with the refusal of the CEC to allow him the election.
26 December, the CEC allowed Sobchak to participate in elections. She officially became the candidate of the party «Civil initiative».
Sobchak, Navalny declared the strike voters: It’s crazy protests, it’s meaningless 29.12.2017