Russian President Vladimir Putin has called unacceptable the use of unauthorized protests for self-promotion in the eve of the election campaign. The corresponding statement he made, speaking at the International Arctic forum in Arkhangelsk, reports “Interfax” on Thursday, March 30.
“I think it is wrong if someone, some political forces are trying to use for their own selfish interests this tool is not to improve the situation in the country, and for self-promotion in the political arena on the eve of some political events, including election campaigns in the country”, — said Putin.
He stressed that unauthorized protests led to the “Arab spring” (as a result of her coups occurred in a number of countries, including Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen is approx. “Of the tape.ru”) and the change of power in Kiev. “What havoc have loaded these events of our neighbor, Ukraine, we are also well aware”, — quotes the President RIA Novosti.
Statements by Western countries in connection with the protests that were held in several Russian cities on March 26, politicized and are designed to provide “some sort of pressure on the internal political life in the country,” said Putin. He also noted that the call for the release of those detained during the rallies are made at the background of how the Paris police brutally treating the protesters against the killing of a citizen of Chinese origin.
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However, as marks “Interfax”, the Russian leader said that he appreciates the citizens ‘ attention to the problem of corruption. “I personally advocate that the fight against corruption was always the center of attention of the public,” he said.
Sunday, March 26, the opposition leader, the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny and his supporters held an unauthorized March in Central Moscow. Inconsistent with the authorities shares were held in several cities of Russia. In the capital, according to official reports, the rally was attended by about seven or eight thousand people. According to the head of Department of regional security and combating corruption Moscow Vladimir Chernikov, which led to RIA Novosti, police arrested more than 600 people. In the European Union and the United States condemned the detention.