MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov is confident that Russia could use the presence of serious opposition, which could compete with the current head of state Vladimir Putin in the presidential elections of 2018. A fragment from an interview Peskov channel “bi-Bi-si”, which will be released on January 21, issued today the Russian service “bi-Bi-si”.
Speaking about the possible nomination of opposition leader Alexei Navalny for the upcoming presidential election, Peskov said: “I think that Russia would benefit if we had a serious opposition with a serious approach, experienced professionals, and politicians who could compete with the current government in the person of President Putin, who supports 90% of the population.”