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1/16 Yesterday I watched the “session of the Security Council”, this gathering of dotards and thieves (it seems to me that our Anti-Corruption Foundation has done investigations into the corruption of every single one of them).
2/16 And I thought about the same gathering of nomenklatura dotards from the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU, who, quite similarly, on their own whim , imagining themselves as geopoliticians at the “grand chessboard”, decided to send Soviet troops into Afghanistan.
3/16 The result was hundreds of thousands of victims, injuries to entire nations, the consequences of which both we and Afghanistan still cannot overcome, and the emergence of one of the key reasons for the collapse of the USSR.
4/16 Those morons from the Politburo covered themselves with a two-faced ideology. These Putin's dotards do not even have an ideology - only constant and undisguised lies. They don't even bother to give their casus belli the slightest credibility.
5/16 Both of them need one thing: to divert the attention of the people of Russia from real problems - the development of the economy, rising prices, reigning lawlessness - and switching it to the format of "imperial hysteria."
6/16 How long has it been since you last watched the news on federal channels? It's the only thing I watch now, and I can assure you, there is NO news about Russia there AT ALL. Literally. From the first to the last piece, it's Ukraine - USA - Europe.
7/16 Bare propaganda is no longer enough for the senile thieves. They want blood. They want to move around tank figurines on a map of hostilities.
8/16 And so, the head of the 21st century Politburo makes a truly insane speech. Twitter gave the most accurate metaphor for it: “It's just like my grandfather getting drunk at a family celebration and annoying everyone with his stories about how world politics actually works.”
9/16 It would be funny if the drunk grandfather was not a man of 69 who holds power in a country with nuclear weapons.
10/16 Replace "Ukraine" in his speech with "Kazakhstan", "Belarus", "Baltic countries", "Azerbaijan", "Uzbekistan" and so on, even including "Finland". And think about where the train of geopolitical thought of this senile grandfather may take him next.
11/16 All this ended very badly for everyone in 1979. And it will end just as badly now. Afghanistan was destroyed, but the USSR also received a mortal wound.
12/16 Thanks to Putin, hundreds of Ukrainians and Russian citizens may die now, and in the future, this number may reach tens of thousands. Yes, he will not allow Ukraine to develop, he will drag it into the swamp, but Russia will pay the same price.
13/16 We have everything for powerful development in the 21st century, from oil to educated citizens, but we will lose money again and squander the historical chance for a normal rich life for the sake of war, dirt, lies and the palace with golden eagles in Gelendzhik.
14/16 Putin and his senile thieves from the Security Council and United Russia are the enemies of Russia and its main threat, not Ukraine and not the West. Putin kills and wants to kill more.
15/16 The Kremlin is making you poorer, not Washington. It is not in London that economic policy is being conducted in such a way that a pensioner's "borscht set" has doubled in price, but in Moscow.
16/16 To fight for Russia, to save it, means to fight for the removal of Putin and his kleptocrats from power. But now it also means the banal “to fight for peace”.

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Sep 12
1/6 This is a case called "I got excited early".

The funny thing is that one of the articles I'm jailed under is contempt of court.

In fact, our prison system wipes its feet on the court as much as possible.
2/6 On August 4, I was sentenced again. As usual, the judge wrote: "Arrest Navalny, take him into custody right in the courtroom.
3/6 Sounds crazy: I'm already in jail. Arrest is a slightly different status. It means, in particular, that from now until my transfer to the new special-regime colony, the court, not the colony, decides the question of my visits and phone calls.
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Aug 3
1/21 The sentence will be read in twenty-four hours and I want to say several words before it's read. I just want to put several figures in a context.
2/21 It's going to be a huge term. This is what's called a "Stalinist" term. They asked for 20 years so they will give 18 or something around it. It doesn't really matter, because the terrorism case is on the way. I could get another 10 years there.
3/21 So my first request is. When the figure is announced, please show solidarity with me and other political prisoners by thinking for a minute why such an exemplary huge term is necessary. Its main purpose is to intimidate. You, not me. I'll even say this: you personally, who……
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Aug 3
1/20 Через сутки зачитают приговор, и я хотел бы сказать пару вещей до того, как он прозвучит.
2/20 Срок будет большой. То, что называется «сталинский». Попросили 20, дадут 18 или вроде того. Это не имеет большого значения, ведь следом уже на всех парах идёт дело о терроризме. Там ещё лет 10 накинуть можно.
3/20 Так вот, у меня просьба номер один. Когда прозвучит цифра, проявите солидарность со мной и другими политзаключёнными тем, что минутку подумайте, зачем нужен такой показательно огромный срок. Его главный смысл — запугать. Вас, а не меня. Персонально вас, читающего эти строки.
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Jul 31
1/12 You guys have a good life. You can talk about the beaver's small house without any fear. No one’s gonna punish you for a song from the Town Musicians of Bremen. As for me, they’re gonna put me in a SHIZO for this.
2/12 The thing is, I'm not allowed to use certain words. Not the obscene words. But some words are literally forbidden to be said by me and other convicts. You may have an obvious question: what words are forbidden? My answer will surprise you: I don't know. It's a secret.
3/12 Prison rules declare: convicts are forbidden to use words and expressions accepted in the criminal environment when communicating with other prisoners.
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Jul 31
1/12 Хорошо вам. Вы можете, не опасаясь, говорить о домике бобра. Вас никто не тронет за песню из Бременских музыкантов. А меня за это посадят в ШИЗО.
2/12 Дело в том, что мне запрещены некоторые слова. Не матерные. Но в буквальном смысле их запрещается произносить мне и другим зекам. Ваш очевидный и заинтересованный вопрос: а какие слова? А вот ответ мой вас удивит: а я не знаю какие. Это секретно.
3/12 Тюремные правила гласят: осуждённым запрещается при общении с другими лицами использовать слова и выражения, принятые в криминальной среде.
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Jul 26
1/10 I have some breaking news for you, friends. The psycho started talking. This is a great story.

So, a few months ago, Russian Radio reported that a robot centaur had been invented in Russia.
2/10 I got so excited over this wild piece of news that when later that day a delegation of guards came to my cell to take me to work, I told them that the radio reported the invention of a robot centaur, so it should work instead of me.
3/10 Of course, all this turned into a ten-minute dialog. The guards wailed that I did not fulfill their demands and they would bring down all sorts of punishments on me, and I kept telling them about the robot centaur, saying that they would never lie on the radio.
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