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Those disagreeing Coordinating Council elections will organise an alternative structure

November 07, 2012, 11:21 UTC+3

Meanwhile, United Russia is going to file 10,000 claims at a time against the Coordinating Council’s Chairman Alexei Navalny

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Those who disagreed with the results of elections to the Coordinating Council of the opposition will organise an alternative structure. An application is ready now. Meanwhile, United Russia is going to file 10,000 claims at a time against the Coordinating Council’s Chairman Alexei Navalny.

Quite soon, those who do not agree with results of the elections to the Coordinating Council /CC/, will have a meeting in Moscow, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes. Well-known oppositionists are invited to put their signatures under the statement from the so-called alternative CC, which had been introduced by its author Yaroslav Grekov, a political technologies specialist who comes from Mikhail Prokhorov’s election headquarters. The document speaks positively about the organisation of the elections to the CC. However, the elected persons, the authors say, do not reflect interests of the entire opposition. “We tend to believe that we witnessed birth of a future right liberal party of Alexey Navalny. However, we are categorically against bringing the entire wide spectrum of the Russian political opposition to the figure of Navalny.” The major topic of the upcoming meeting of the alternative CC are protests. The council-elect does not have a joint view on a new March of the Millions due on December 8, the source said: “Some say, we are better off postponing it.”

Meanwhile, the Novye Izvestia writes, United Russia is going to throw suits against Alexei Navalny for his insulting their dignity. Vladimir Svirid of United Russia is going to file 10,000 suits at a time “for insulting of honour, dignity and business reputation.” The activist of the ruling party has the aim of torturing Navalny and his lawyer through courts. Thus, Svirid hopes to lower the oppositionist’s activities and to make him keep silent, the newspaper writes.

In june of the current year, Vladimir Svirid won a suit for 30,000 roubles against Navalny, who had told in an interview with the Esquire magazine: “In United Russia you may see people, who I like, generally speaking. But if you join United Russia, it means you are a thief. If not a thief, then a swindler for sure, as with your name you are protecting other thieves and swindlers.” Now, at the initiative from Svirid, similar suits against Navalny should be filed by at least 10,000 members of United Russia, who would trust to Svirid to defend at courts their honour and dignity.


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