GunshipDemocracy wrote:flamming_python wrote:Just because Navalny's a foreign agent, doesn't mean that Chaika isn't a corrupt PoS.
Is anywhere situation where majority governing persons works without "fringe benefits" ? Utopia? If Chaika´s benefits for Russia is bigger then corruption then defend Chaika and treas Navalny scum as traitor he is.
Think Russia doesn't see a use in keeping Navalny around? Think again. His activities benefit Russia - these high-profile corruption cases are investigated by Russia's anti-corruption commission as soon as they break into the open.
His videos are good in that the material is well researched and funded and contain the facts; and gain more than enough publicity to be impossible to ignore.
And now I hope it's Chaika's turn on the chopping block. Chop chop choppedy chop, Chaika.
I also don't see what he's doing that makes him so irreplaceable. He can be replaced by somebody who will do the same job, but who won't claim 'fringe benefits'.
sepheronx wrote:There is only 1 real problem here: navalny was charged for corruption and other illicite activity and was placed under house arrest (why not jail?). He has broken his house arrest rules multiple of times and still freely moves around. There is a real lach of enforcement of law in Russia.
As well, anything out of Navalny and his crew are to be taken with a grain of salt, especially all the crap that came to light in sept elections with him meeting US ambassador and such in a bar.
Like I said, you guys really think that the higher eschelons of the Russian government see him as such a threat? They don't mind his latest activities as much as you might think.
He's a political corpse as it stands now, now trying to make a name for himself through his latest activities; but as long as he does nothing illegal or stupid, inciting people to overthrow the government, nationalist rhetoric, unsanctioned protests, etc... there are no grounds to restrict him really. Conducting private investigations into the corruption of officials is not something that detrimental to national security.