On the revived blogs and opposition media, the most fantastic assumptions were lined up: they will be poisoned on the plane, shot in the toilet, and several ridiculous versions.
The first almost childishly enthusiastic publications appeared after the confirmation of information about the special escort of Navalny and his wife to the Berlin airport.
This heroic person, extremely resistant to vulnerability by the most dangerous chemical warfare agents, was escorted to the Berlin airport with special privileges: the blogger and his wife, as we already know, did not have to register and issue boarding passes, they themselves were taken by motorcade directly to the airfield, where the documents were delivered a little later.
The cortege included the main car of the German police, two armored executive class vehicles of the government level with special signals, as well as two vehicles allocated for escort. The cortege was admitted directly to the ladder of our plane (Pobeda Airlines). At the same time, Navalny and his wife were in an armored car until the employees of the German special services completed the necessary documents. German publications, including Bild, published this information.
The perfect picture for Western and European pro-Western media?
Not really. Everything is much more prosaic if you analyze events, discarding emotions.
The Russian opposition media did not miss the opportunity to play on this fact in favor of their idol and against Russia: the Kremlin convinced the whole world that the accusations regarding threats to the life of the rebellious opposition leader were untenable, assured of his low significance, and in Europe, in their opinion, he is respected and treated as a serious politician.
The fanatics continued this action especially zealously with the appearance of paddy wagons and riot police squads at the Vnukovo airport. The same pretentious rhetoric about how much the authorities fear Navalny, whom they openly call only an insignificant and uninteresting political figure.
But what happened at Vnukovo until just before landing the board was redirected to Sheremetyevo?
We must pay tribute to one of the opposition video channels of our "liberal party" for very impressive information, the facts of which have greatly damaged their own reputation.
Channel Sotavision led a live broadcast in Vnukovo, which took more than 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Based on the results of the broadcast, the following can be rightfully noted.
Weak support despite the time available to prepare their asset. According to them, the "white counter" counted more than 2 thousand supporters at the facility, but in fact this did not correspond to the visual sequence of the broadcast.
The presenters did not manage to hide the veiled disappointment due to the insufficient number of activists of the "liberal" camp.
This surprised them, probably considering the multi-million dollar city as the scene of events. It is also worth noting that the airport worked on receiving and sending flights, with the exception of a 20-minute suspension of reception, which slightly affected the operation of the airport. And among those who accompanied the liberals, there were people who flew away somewhere at about the same time or returned from somewhere. There were also nonresidents who came in small numbers to “meet Navalny” (there were very few colleagues from the capital), as well as the media and representatives of other political forces.
On the video of the broadcast, there were people who declared only interest in Navalny's activities, but at the same time were critical of him. Trying to create the necessary illusion for their circle of viewers in the process, the broadcasters referred to the number of viewers, subscribers of their channels and platforms, completely unwilling to admit the well-known fact: the numbers of subscribers and viewers are not the same as the number of supporters. And this is an extremely annoying fact, of course.
And they were not at all ready for the fact of the presence of those who had come not to “support” Navalny the hero, but to make sure that a just arrest of a person who had long been put on the federal wanted list was inevitable. There were people who wanted to see this for completely different reasons, not related in any way to support.
The broadcasters, by conducting random polls, tried to create the impression of honest reporting. But they sometimes met those who had a negative attitude towards Navalny, on the verge of contempt. At the same time, having received an eloquent silence in response to questions and signals about a clear reluctance to give positive assessments to Navalny's personality and activities, the presenters waited for the person to leave and, for some reason, broadcast their own assessment.
She clearly did not correspond to what is seen and heard in the frames, but it was voiced as
"People's fear of power."
That is, a person clearly, hearing about Navalny, shows negative emotions and leaves, not wanting to communicate with his supporters. And his reaction is passed off as fear:
"Look, the people are with us, but they are intimidated."
Probably, the people of Navalny do not appreciate the intellectual level of their viewers, calling white black and vice versa.
They also lied about the massive support, arguing that the airport was not working. In their opinion, there are no other people there, except for those who came to support Alexei. This sounded when the opposition began to interfere with citizens to pass the search, and the police began to urge unauthorized people to leave the hall without tickets. This was confirmed by other video footage from the scene.
But, contrary to the statement of streamers, the airport was open, with the exception of a short break from 20:10 to 20:30 for reception. Vnukovo did not interrupt its work for the departure (departure of flights).
During the day on January 17.01.2021, 148, about 128 flights departed from Vnukovo, about XNUMX arrived, not taking into account canceled or redirected flights. All this is easy to check by online scoreboard on the airport website.
The "honest" liberal journalists did not manage to rank citizens leaving the city or arriving as supporters and supporters of Navalny.
Closer to 2 hours 48 minutes of the broadcast, the clearly built-up tension among the blogger's supporters was growing. Probably, the evening was planned to be spectacular, but there were no prerequisites. Despite the very calm, patiently polite appeals of law enforcement officers not to create obstacles to passengers and to leave the hall of those who do not fly anywhere, there was no adequate response.
On the contrary, heart-rending screams of some unbalanced ladies from among the arrived supporters of Navalny began. They disturbed the order and were taken outside by police officers. Heart-rending female cries were heard at the police and riot police:
And, which causes particular bewilderment, the voiceover of the host of the broadcast describes this situation as
"Hysteria of the authorities"
and not their own associates.
At the same time, the police officers showed the highest level of restraint and calmness, ensuring order at a high-risk facility.
The final minutes of the broadcast, initially claiming to be a shock effect, turned out to be dreary and meager in terms of evidence of a convincing victory of the "liberal" brotherhood in a battle with the authorities for their idol: the flight was redirected to another airport (which is very reasonable and tactically justified).
In confusion, the opposition shouted something traditional in their style about
"Freedom of political prisoners",
and this gradually ended.
Evaluating the overall picture on a three-hour broadcast, in no case can one draw a conclusion about the large number of oppositions in the amount that they voice in the media. Everything is much more modest.
It is likely that most of their supporters are not accustomed to fact-checking and take their leaders' word for it.
But it is worth noting separately an important fact: in the last minutes of the broadcast, a small crowd allowed itself to publicly and repeatedly insult the President of our country, utter slanderous remarks to him, which in the context of what was announced cannot but be regarded as unacceptable and illegal actions that have nothing to do with “ freedom of speech. " In no country in the world is this allowed by law. And representatives of the Russian power structures of the "totalitarian Putin regime" ignored this. And the persons involved were not subject to arrest and appropriate punishment.
So where is the "propaganda" in the end?
If in the opposition media there is a substitution of concepts, lies, obscene behavior against the background of hysterical antics "on camera"?
It turns out that the opposition once again scored an own goal, but did not understand it.
In the publications of activists and in the comments, in addition to common skepticism, there are many who are completely disoriented and consider their idol a hero and a winner. And their curators set precisely such tasks: the masses should not think and analyze. The mass should
"Pick up and spin"
what is entrusted.
Part of the masses does everything without hesitation. And those who are able to think are in despondency, since they understand the real picture. Hence the anger and hatred towards the majority of fellow citizens, expressed in contemptuous clichés associated with "slavery", "cotton wool" and "Putinism." That exactly duplicates the rhetoric of distraught neighbors on the territory of the victorious Euromaidan.
At the end of the brief analysis of the broadcast, it is also worth paying attention to the information submitted about the situation and the strategy of the Germans' actions even before the departure of A. Navalny.
If you read the order of actions "between the lines", then the version that the Germans did not allow Navalny to communicate with the press immediately before his departure from the airport has the right to be recognized as a valid version, depriving him of a significant trump card in his role in this game. In the context of events, this is important. They escorted him on board and, in fact, escorted him to Russia, not insisting on granting political asylum, not because of the absence of a request from the "persecuted".
Germany has enough problems of its own. Against the background of severe pressure from the West in connection with the Nord Stream 2 project, in which Germany and a number of countries are extremely interested. Russia understands the internal reasons for not providing evidentiary documentation regarding the mysterious "poisoning" of Navalny with the "strongest combat poisons." After all, Germany is not as free in politics as it wants to be. Although it is the documents, if they exist, and the information in them (genuine and weighty) regarding the guilt of the Russian special services, that would solve the main question for them: the validity of the charges.
Probably, there are no such documents, otherwise they would have been presented openly and immediately.
Angela Merkel, as Chancellor, spoke out German edition regarding the arrest of his former ward.
But the arrest was inevitable, based on the fact that Navalny was on the federal wanted list. It was clear that his arrest would follow immediately upon his return. And yet Germany did not insist on defense. And, having provided the escort of the German security officer until the arrival of the flight, one might say, she handed over the blogger "from hand to hand." Isn't it wonderful? Facts are more meaningful than words.
Everything else is now in the world media - an ordinary show.
As for the sanctions, it would be naive to believe that such a policy of "punishments" from the West will not continue without any connection with Navalny and someone from his entourage. The artificially "untwisted" political figure of Navalny, who hardly has at least 7% of real supporters, is just one of many tricks that are easy to change and create from anything. Since the return of Crimea and its integration into the Russian Federation, there is no doubt that this is a "war". For a long time.
Navalny, while under arrest, receives at least for a while some real guarantees of security.
And then, after all, well-known Western puppeteers can quite provide him with the same ending as Nemtsov once did?