Kosachev: Russia’s presidential election and the 2018 world Cup will be subject to outside influence


RIA Novosti

Both most important events in Russia in the next year presidential elections and the world Cup definitely will be the object of “external activity”, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

Earlier, ex-speaker of the Georgian Parliament Nino Burjanadze in an interview with “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” said that the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili at the international level is “a major element of the project, which is controlled by the CIA.” The purpose of the project, she said, is to create Russia serious problems in 2018, in particular to take away from the world Cup and to exert influence on presidential elections.

“It’s hard to deny that the two most important events in Russia next year — elections (of the President) and the 2018 world Cup — will definitely external activity,” — said RIA Novosti, Kosachev.

Moreover, the format can be any: from attempts to deprive Russia of the football festival prior to its use as a background for forcing events in Ukraine, said the Senator. “As it was, for example, with the Olympics in Sochi, to which so carefully “so much for” Ukrainian “euromaidan” behind-the-scenes creators who believed that Russia would have their hands tied this very important fashion event, so she can’t interfere,” he gave the example of the MP.

In General he agreed with the former speaker of the Georgian Parliament.

“Made by the leader of the Georgian party “Democratic movement — United Georgia” Nino Burjanadze assumption that the activity of Saakashvili may be part of some impact on the presidential elections in Russia on carrying out in Russia of world football championship, which may be the CIA, in fact, is not groundless,” said the Senator.

According to Kosachev, Burjanadze is not the person who likes conspiracy theories or high-sounding phrases, besides, it is well aware of Saakashvili.

He also noted that Saakashvili is known as a political adventurer, ready to do anything in order to be in the limelight. Thus Kosachev has underlined that “Burjanadze rights that need less advertise it on our television.”

The Senator believes that Saakashvili himself not as powerful as he is credited, but to be a wick in the volatile Ukrainian situation, he may well be. “And in its relations with the United States also little doubt — they appreciate such a loyal politicians, who even at Home could be in exile and wanted, but their cartridges for the oceans will never betray,” said the head of the international Committee.

“Therefore, we can say, many agree, with all the visual utopianism of this story. There is a desire, there are performers and should include three required components of any project. So, that is, it is best to follow the hands and talk about these things in advance to avoid surprises”, — said Kosachev.