In the Kremlin explained the reluctance to call Navalny by name

Alexei Navalny

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in public speeches do not mention the opposition leader Alexei Navalny by name, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. His words to the correspondent “” on Friday, December 15.

“Apparently connected with the relation to this person, that yesterday the President did not hide during the press conference,” Peskov said in response to the question of why the President did not mention the name of the opposition, after the TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak.

A Kremlin spokesman has also denied the suggestion that the President’s response as a confession that the decision on rejection of the opposition for the presidential elections was political. “No. We have not had this experience. In this case, we believe this impression is erroneous,” said the spokesman.

Yesterday during a press conference Sobchak has declared that in Russia there are worthy candidates in presidents from opposition, in particular, Alexei Navalny. Putin in turn said that today the opposition has no positive program, which can lead to destabilization of the situation in the country. Bulk he compared with the former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili.

Earlier in the day, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the question of competition with the incumbent in the upcoming elections, expressed the opinion that at the moment, “not yet ripe rival Putin even close.”

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