“The new Triple Entente has been spreading eastwards,” said Gennady Zyuganov, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF.) “Not only the ethnic cohesion of Slavic peoples, but also our demographic security and independence are at stake.” According to him, this is what he sees as one of the critical threats to Russia.
Right before his birthday, Vladimir Putin held an online conference with the leaders of the State Duma’s factions. Many analysts got an impression that during this meeting Gennady Zyuganov spoke more than others, virtually shifting the spotlight to himself.
It turned out that there were a lot of subjects that Zyuganov was eager to talk about with the Russian President during the conference. It is understandable since his fellow party members have been seriously concerned about the problems in the ranks of their supporters recently. These issues were associated with the obvious pressure on some party members. Meanwhile, when speaking to Putin, Zyuganov also mentioned Alexei Navalny, the notorious leader of Russia’s off-parliament opposition, whose name has recently been on everyone’s lips in Russia.
For instance, Zyuganov described Navalny as an opposition politician who had just come out of a coma and was ready to continue actively struggling with the current political system. In addition, he said that during the elections held in September, two different approaches were made instrumental. The first one was state-patriotic. The supporters of the incumbent government used it. The second one was liberal-oligarchic. As part of this strategy, Alexei Navalny was actively promoted.
“Alexei Navalny is like young but sober Yeltsin,” said Zyuganov. “I know this kind of people very well.” At the same time, despite the fact that recently it was he who criticized the Kremlin and the government more than anyone else, Zyuganov personally supported Vladimir Putin for the chosen political course. However, he said that the methods of implementation of this course caused great discontent among the Russians. “Liberal policy in the financial sector drives the country into slavery of foreign debt,” Zyuganov said.
Among other things, he believes that targeted sabotage attacks are currently being conducted against Russia.
“The new Triple Entente has been spreading eastwards,” said Zyuganov. “Not only the ethnic cohesion of the Slavic peoples, but also our demographic security and independence are at stake.” According to him, this is what he sees as one of the critical threats to Russia. To his thinking, it is logical that Navalny might be a link in the general chain of actions aimed at discrediting Russia.