The excitement over Alexei Navalny's illness has clearly subsided. The cries about the victim of the regime, which erupted by opposition bloggers and politicians, gradually turned into just conversations, and more often just a get-together on social networks. It looks strange. And, to be honest, it is unnatural for most Russians.
For some reason, the health of a fairly young man, not a politician, but just a person, few people are interested in. Well, a man lies in a coma, well, the German doctors cannot stabilize him and get him out of there - so what? The main thing is that he is a victim! True, it is not yet clear what the victim is, but this is not the main thing. All these "presumably", "in the opinion of a leading expert," "follows from secret analyzes (reports of the special services)" and so on, have already set their teeth on edge both in our country and in the West.
I am not just not a supporter of Navalny, I am his opponent, but I am a person above all. And for me it is more important that the other person, son, husband, father, friend, enemy, recovered. We will fight at rallies and throw mud at each other later. But Alexei's supporters, it seems, are waiting for a magnificent funeral and their own nomination for leading roles in the opposition. Should Navalny Become a Sacred Victim?
Omsk did not live up to expectations
What happened in the Siberian sky, alas, periodically happens practically all over the world. The man felt bad. Why? The aircraft crew was practically not interested in this. This is the business of specialists. But timely provision of first aid, quick delivery of a patient to a hospital is the business of the crew and its commander.
For some reason we forgot about it. I have read a lot of materials on this topic and have never met a "thank you" to the aircraft crew and airport ground services. It seems that for pilots and flight attendants this is an ordinary case, of which there are a hundred a year.
What happened in Omsk? Why do I come across more and more criticism of Omsk doctors today? I talked with doctors from Omsk hospitals about this. No, not with those who were directly involved in Navalny's treatment. They go berserk at the word "journalist". Not everyone can stand as much negativity as they experienced during the days with Navalny. What were they not accused of! ..
So, according to Omsk doctors, the team acted professionally and accurately. This is what saved Alexei Navalny. Even the very method of treatment, the one that German doctors are talking about today, was applied in the Omsk emergency hospital №1. But I cannot write about the words about the critics of Omsk doctors and nurses. Siberians are harsh people, not restrained in words.
I was not lazy and looked at the opinion of the world's leading luminaries of medicine. I think Dr. Leonid Roshal is competent enough in matters of treating people. According to the famous doctor, the Omsk doctors worked professionally and in a short time stabilized the patient's condition and prepared him for transportation. Navalny's treatment could take place in Omsk and beyond. There was no need to transfer the patient to a Moscow clinic.
About "information from competent sources"
Do you know when the fate of Navalny became clear to me? Then, when the screams stopped that Alexei was being killed in Russia and did not want him to survive. Remember "information from competent sources" - the talk that Omsk doctors are actually engaged in the removal of toxic substances from the patient's body in order to hide the nature of the poisoning?
Even then I had a "stupid" question. If Navalny was poisoned with something, then why? To kill? Then what prevented the "KGBists" from putting pressure on the doctors and simply letting the toxin finish off the victim? And if you just needed Navalny's illness, then why was it necessary to bring him to a "transportable" state and transfer him to a German clinic, which has a rather controversial reputation for the competence of local doctors? Suffice it to recall Yulia Tymoshenko, "bedridden forever", who "at best can move with the help of a walker."
But here, too, everything happened not as it was necessary for the friends of Alexei Navalny. They stabilized the patient too quickly and announced the possibility of transporting him ...
And the beautiful picture with a plane on the runway, pilots smoking, ready to start the engines at any second and take Navalny to civilized Europe, collapsed. Yes, the plane was on the runway. Yes, Navalny was ready for transportation. But no one flew anywhere for 10 hours.
Statements of unpreparedness to move the patient were immediately suppressed by statements and documents from emergency hospital 1. Ready and can be delivered to the plane within a few minutes. Fortunately, the hospital and the airport are close to each other. Even the usual excuse for us about the sluggishness of Russian officials did not work. Documents and all permits are ready.
And it was then that I received the answer to my questions. There were no German pilots nervously smoking at the wing of the plane. There were no assistants and friends of Navalny running from official to official. There were no malicious smiles from the top secret FSB officers.
By the way, I laughed a lot when I saw one of these "employees" in the hospital on the video of Navalny's supporters. A scene from a cheap anti-Soviet action movie from the 70s. Among the doctors and ordinary people in the foyer of the clinic wanders the classic "spy from the FSB". Disguised as a junkie. Sneakers, jeans, a black hooded windbreaker and black sunglasses. And at the sight of the phone filming him, the "agent" quickly hides in the crowd. Moreover, it is skillfully disguised. The black jacket and hood are completely invisible against the background of the white robes of doctors.
In short, the "regime fighters" had to come up with another version of the 10-hour delay. It turned out that during their stay at the Omsk airport, the German pilots had time to get tired. And it took them 10 hours to rest before a serious flight.
Who and why took Navalny to Germany
The special operation to transport the patient to Germany is worthy of another film about the "Stalinist order" in Russia.
It has long been known that the most patriotic patriots, ready to give up their last pants and even their own lives in a comfortable mansion with money taken out of Russia, live outside this very Russia. Naturally, patriots do not abandon patriots. Help to the last. So it happened with Alexei Navalny. Here is a quote from Leonid Volkov, curator of Navalny's campaign headquarters in Russia:
“We must separately say thanks to Boris Zimin and the Zimin family fund, who paid for the flight of the plane with resuscitation equipment (and waiting for the plane in Omsk while the issue of transportation was being decided). Both the German government and Chancellor Merkel personally, who provided international support, helped with a huge number of bureaucratic and security issues. "
Here they are, the same patrons and friends of the Russian opposition leader Navalny, who care so much about his life. President of the investment company BMT Management Boris Zimin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. A simple question arises about who is this Zimin and why he loves Alexei Navalny so much.
History old. It began back in 2012, when Boris Zimin was the first to publicly announce the financing of the Anti-Corruption Fund from personal funds. It was then that a foreign businessman, and this is how it is appropriate to call Zimin, officially transferred the first 300 rubles to Navalny. Why overseas? After all, it is known that the Zimins live in the United States. Boris's father is Dmitry Zimin, the founder of VimpelCom (Beeline trademark). They live, but, in addition to Russian citizenship, they are also citizens of Bulgaria, Cyprus, the federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
At various times, up to their departure from Russia in 2015 due to the famous law on NGOs (foreign agents), the Zimins financed through their funds such well-known organizations as the Dozhd TV channel, the Meduza Internet portal, The New magazine Times and others. After the financing schemes were revealed, the family decided to leave Russia.
I'll just quote Alexei Navalny himself. More precisely, the program "Russian Norms!" The Bell project:
“IE Navalny is all my income, there are still minor payments on shares,” Navalny said in July this year. - In 2019, my income was 5 rubles. I paid 440 rubles in taxes for the same period. Now Boris Zimin is the main source of income for my individual entrepreneur. "
If Boris Zimin is just a businessman, however, in certain circles he is known as one of the leaders of the Koptev group, nicknamed Zema, then only the lazy does not know about the connections of his father Dmitry Zimin with the US military. A talented scientist, specialist in the field of radio electronics, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1993), laureate of the A.S. Popov Prize of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1965), one of the leaders of the Radio Engineering Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. An extremely closed and little-known institute at that time. Some of the developments of this scientist are still in service with the RF Armed Forces.
In 1992 Zimin created Vympel-Communications JSC together with the well-known American businessman Augie K. Fabela II inside RTI. This is how a Russian-American company appeared inside NPO Vympel. And by the way, it was in this NGO that many Russian missile defense systems were developed.
I will not argue that Zimin Sr. became an American spy. There is no evidence. But the fact that his partner Fabela is associated with the American military-industrial complex and the American army is known for sure. Among other things, this businessman has a private armory Gcr Security LLC.
Official Germany chudit
And what about Frau Merkel? After all, it was her "personal guest" who flew to Germany. Moreover, a personal guest is the official "title" of Navalny, which gives him a lot of privileges. Starting with state protection and ending with paying for many of what needs to be done in the field of medicine.
Why did I use the term "special operation" in relation to transporting a patient from one clinic to another? Initially, the flight did not even suggest any intrigue. A normal plane flight from point A to point B. Every second in the air, thousands of planes make this way. But something unexpected happened.
Initially, the plane with Alexei Navalny was supposed to land at Berlin Schönefeld airport. Which is quite logical, since the Berlin clinic "Charite", known to Russians from the film "Seventeen Moments of Spring", was supposed to receive the patient. But for some reason the plane landed at the closed military airfield Tegel.
The detective continued. The cortege with the patient consisted of as many as 14 cars. Not one of the German heroes, not one of the German politicians deserved such attention from the German government. And you don't have to be too meticulous to determine that the ambulances and escort vehicles were army ones. Belonged to the Bundeswehr.
The German military, like the Russian, use special numbers: Y and then six digits. Except for the Bundeswehr, no one has the right to use such numbers. Even the secret services. These numbers are perfectly visible on the video of the motorcade's departure.
Further it is worth considering. Why does all this need Merkel? And was it really the initiative of the German Chancellor? Moreover, after the placement of the patient Navalny in the clinic, the situation with his health is exactly the same as it was in Omsk. Stable serious condition. Almost coma. That is, Merkel cannot boast that the Germans are better at treating than those in Omsk.
The most widespread opinion is that the Germans are preparing facts about Navalny's poisoning. Well, from the point of view of Western politicians, this is quite good proof. We have known "highly likely" since April 2018. Just a joke repeated twice ... I don't think that Merkel is ready to break friendly relations with Putin because of Navalny, even under US pressure.
Even if we assume that traces of poisoning will be found in Navalny's analyzes, a completely logical question arises: when did this poison get there? Why exactly the same tests in the Omsk hospital did not reveal him? Why should the Russians be given such a "trump card" to the West when they could simply refuse to export a patient abroad?
It seems to me that the game looks quite simple here. Like, Navalny was probably poisoned! We are introducing new sanctions against Russia! .. And then you can already forget about the sick person. It doesn't matter whether he lives or dies. Nobody will definitely lift the sanctions. After all, the first swallow has already arrived!
I'm talking about sanctions against Russian scientists. The vaccine against the coronavirus has hit the West's image ...
We look forward to continuing
The last argument of the kings ... I talked to the Germans. More precisely, with those who became German in the recent past. Most of them are sure that everyone in Russia thinks only about Navalny. And they are very surprised when it turns out that this is not so. As, however, they are surprised and the 10-hour delay in departure to Omsk. It can't be ...
Interest in Navalny has clearly waned. If in the first days of his illness even those who were his political opponents were interested in his condition, today, even in liberal publications, one rarely finds sensible material on this topic. The usual health summary, repeating yesterday's. There are no more screams about poisoning. The interviews given by the liberals are reminiscent of a ballet step performed by a bear. It seems to have stepped, but it would be better to stand still.
The outcome of this campaign is predictable. But the fate of Alexei Navalny is not. Navalny as a person. I began the material with my attitude to this politician. It has not changed at all now. I perfectly understand the load that his body withstood for a long time. Flights, meetings, rallies and other routine seem easy only from the outside. In fact, this is an exhausting pace of life.
On the other hand, we saw what all the comrades-in-arms of Alexei Navalny are worth. We saw who was behind this man. This is also important. Finally, we saw the unity of the Russian opposition in action. Maybe some of the FBK supporters will think about it ...
And Alexey needs to survive. Restore strength and health. Everything else is secondary.