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Russia enters an era of “dictatorship” as Putin approaches Eastern Europe

MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEVMOSCOW — The day began with a wave of dystopian preemptive arrests. Many of his enemies were already in key and key by the time President Vladimir Putin used his annual national speech to remind people of what the popular uprising would be in the immediate vicinity of the Kremlin. .. Putin, which has not been seen since the invasion of Crimea, glorified the fate of the pro-Western movement in Kiev seven years after annexing parts of its territory. Stir up a coup plan for pro-Russian leaders who cheated last year’s elections. Putin helped President Alexander Lukashenko crack down on protests against the blatantly stolen elections. Lukashenko on Thursday is in an increasingly close military and political relationship between Moscow and its former Soviet client nation. Putin has long wanted to set up a missile base in Belarus, keeping the former Soviet port of Kaliningrad within reach and further integrating the country. “Warsaw … [Pact]Putin, in a major set-piece speech, believes that the West is causing a rebellion in the region, but “no one is thinking about the fate of Ukraine, it is also thinking about its impact on the Belarusians. No, “he said. In Eastern Europe, it will be the “red line” for Russia. “The organizers of the provocation against Russia will regret [it] An estimated 100,000 troops, tanks and fighters have promised asymmetric warfare while waiting at the Ukrainian border. Condemnation of riots in Russia has already begun. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was targeted by a nerve agent attack last year and was imprisoned earlier this year on suspicion of being cut down. He was suffering at a prison hospital in a Siberian penal colony while Navalny’s supporters were robbed of a taxi or arrested at home prior to Wednesday’s protest. Doctors say his life is “hanging on a thread.” His team called for national protests after Navalny became ill during a hunger strike and denied access to independent medical professionals. Police raided Navalny supporters’ apartments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays hours before the rally, arresting people on the streets and at work in Krasnodar, Kurgan, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and many other cities. He fears long sentences as well as short administrative detentions of up to 15 days, which was common throughout the Putin era. Still, tens of thousands of people are on the streets in the final battle of Putin’s transformation into a dictator. One of the protests was Evgeny Royceman, Navalny’s best friend and former governor of the Sverdkovsk region. Despite the road closures and police cars equipped with water cannons, he led thousands to march in Yekaterinburg. With his determination. “This is a philosophical question for all Russians. You come out as a slave and coward for the rest of your life, or as a free and brave man,” he said. International described it as performing slow motion. Experienced Kremlin scholars, opposition politicians, and journalists have begun to openly explain the path to a hard shift in domestic politics, “dictatorship,” rather than the so-called soft authority model that may be attributed to Russia. Moscow politician Vladimir Luizikov told The Daily Beast that the country has changed since Navalny was arrested at the airport when he returned from Germany three months ago. “It will get worse. Economic decline, capital outflows, declining income, technical delays-these are the inevitable consequences of Vladimirputin’s internal and external policies.” Daily After talking to Beast, Lizkov was probably one of the hundreds arrested for organizing a rally on Wednesday after reposting details. Due to police persecution of the author of this month’s college newspaper Doxa, professors and students I have a serious trauma. Four of the young journalists have been arrested and others have been cross-examined. The crackdown on student newspapers is seen as a new decline in media repression even under the Putin administration. Fear of exercising the constitutional rights of peaceful meetings, “the Witness told The Daily Beast. “Many people want to leave the country, but the courage of the Doxa writer, who continues to publish despite his friends being arrested, inspires readers of all the papers.” Jennadi Gudkov, a Russian opposition figure, insisted on this dark new era, and will never erase all opposition to Putin. “This is not the end of Russia’s resistance,” he told The Daily Beast. “When Putin becomes a military-backed dictator, the opposition becomes radical and works underground.” Navalny’s wife, Julia, posted her Instagram video with a caption on Wednesday morning. “I’m the Queen of the Underground …” Learn more at The Daily Beast. Get top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.