Udaltsov refused to participate in protests with Navalny

Sergei Udaltsov

The coordinator “the Left front” Sergey Udaltsov, who had served a term for organizing mass riots on Bolotnaya square, has no plans to participate in protests organized by Alexei Navalny. He said this at a press conference on Thursday, August 10, RIA Novosti reported.

“Navalny is not my candidate. I’m not going to hold a meeting for him,” — said Udaltsov, stressing that he does not want to PR the founder of Fund of fight against corruption.

“To go against corruption, welcome — we are ready and open to cooperation, but I’m strongly against that, we again tried to use as cannon fodder in their own interests and the collusion — it will not work, don’t count on us”, he added.

The opposition leader recalled that the “Left front” in favor of a constructive peaceful protest. Speaking about prospects of cooperation with other opposition figures, including Navalny, Udaltsov said he intends to meet with them shortly to understand their true intentions.

In addition, he said that he would call on leaders of the Communist party and “Fair Russia” “to abandon squabbles, feuds, and a strong, unified all the cities share the day of the centenary of the Revolution.”

Also at the press conference Udaltsov proposed to nominate a single candidate from the left forces to Russia’s presidency in the elections of 2018.

8 Aug Udaltsov was released from a penal colony in the Tambov region. In July 2014 Mosgorsud sentenced Sergei Udaltsov and his colleague Leonid Razvozzhaev to 4.5 years of imprisonment for organizing riots during the agreed with the city authorities “March of millions” in 2012. The protest ended with clashes with police, dozens of people were injured, more than 400 demonstrators were detained.