This opinion has recently been voiced by Valery Solovey, a well-known Russian political scientist and doctor of historical sciences. According to him, Navalny's poisoning might be considered a strong indication of the impending collapse of regime.
The story of poisoning of Alexei Navalny, the leader of Russia’s off-parliament opposition and a popular blogger, is likely to cause a lot of problems for Moscow. He got into resuscitation department immediately after a flight from Tomsk to Moscow and then spent several weeks an induced coma.
Even if the Kremlin had nothing to do with the incident with Navalny, its reputation was clearly damaged by the incident – as a minimum because Navalny was called a person under close observation of the security services. In other words, the authorities are likely to be blamed if not for the attempt on his life, then at least for the fact that they again failed to act promptly. Once again they made a mistake that is an inadmissible luxury in the modern world with its incredible dynamics and hidden threats.
Moreover, there is an opinion that Alexei Navalny's poisoning might have led to the fact that the authorities simply could not stand the tension anymore, as they are afraid that the Belarusian protest actions would seriously affect the Russians. Against the background of Khabarovsk’s rallies that are in full swing, a small spark can start a great fire. Many political scientists believe that Aleksei Navalny, acting as a young and energetic leader, might become this “spark” as he could be indeed capable of consolidating the still scattered society where protest moods are strong.
At present, Navalny’s figure that is so significant for the Russian opposition movement, has been somewhat removed from the board. However, for many people, even this fact has become a kind of evidence of the authorities’ agony and a signal that Russia is facing the imminent collapse of the regime. Recently, this opinion has been voiced by Valery Solovey, a well-known Russian political scientist and doctor of historical sciences. According to him, Navalny's poisoning might be considered a strong indication of the impending collapse of regime.
“The reason for Alexei Navalny's poisoning arose out of events at once,” said Navalny. “First, the rallies in Belarus clearly showed that decentralized protests are effective, but only at the first stage and until a certain point.
After all, the protest movement needs an energetic and to some extent radical leader. Alexei Navalny perfectly fits this description. And secondly, someone really needed to get rid of Navalny right before the Unified Voting Day in Russia.
“I have already repeatedly said that in autumn we are likely to face the beginning of the strongest political crisis in the country.
The poisoning of Navalny is a clear signal that the regime is heading for a collapse.”