Comment on the article Now is the moment for Berlin to show Russia some backbone by Mark Galeotti in The Telegraph, 18 January 2021. Polish version: Fałszywi dysydenci, czyli rosyjski projekt państwowy.
Lech Borkowski 20 Jan 2021 8:30AM
Navalny is Russia’s state-run project. Anti-corruption campaigns belong to the category of non-essential criticism. They do not reveal anything substantial. This is Russia’s way of saying ‘we are just like you, comrades, we just have more of it’.
Russia produces fake dissidents. This is their way to control the narrative. Western correspondents get ready-to-print stories, endless polit-soap operas leading nowhere.
Similar methods are used elsewhere in the Eastern block, including current EU and NATO members.