January 5th, 2012

Navalny in English

A Conversation With The Writer: Part 2

We continue our conversation with Boris Akunin (borisakunin) at http://borisakunin.livejournal.com/49763.html (a nice English version is available here: http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/boris-akunin-alexei-navalny/akunin-navalny-interviews-part-ii

This time we compare our views on how the political events will develop in the short term.
The ‘Vote against Putin’ civil campaign, the potential crack down on protests, etc.

Those who can’t leave the comments on Akunin’s blog are most welcome to do it here. Your opinions are important to us and we read your comments attentively.

Grigory has got three different polls on the current subject on his blog – I've copied one here, like last time, to compare the results.

Poll (http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=1808509): Forecasting the future scenario

What will the Russian authorities do in 2012?
• Will manage to appease the protests through concessions
• Will slowly retreat while losing people’s support
• Will ‘take over the protest movement’ and start the reforms
• Will commit grave mistakes and collapse

Translated b Alexander Dmitriev
Originally posted by navalny o January 5th, 15:44. Original post