Putin’s latest election dirty tactic: Label the opposition as ‘foreign agents’

November 20, 2020 at 10:35 p.m. GMT+1
Any candidate backed by Navalny would be automatically affected as his NGO, the Anti-Corruption Foundation, is already designated by the government as a “foreign agent” (over a bogus money transfer from Spain almost certainly organized by the Russian authorities themselves.) “Why don’t they just designate anyone who criticizes the government and uses arguments aligned with Western liberalism as a ‘foreign agent’?”, wrote political analyst Tatiana Stanovaya. “In effect, this is a ban on the liberal opposition in Russia.”

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