January 25th, local time, Russian President Putin responded positively to the “secret palace” online video, saying that the so-called luxury house exposed by Russian opposition personnel Navalny on the 19th neither belongs to himself nor his relatives.
Noticed that rumors occurred at the time of a rally in Moscow in solidarity with Navalny. Putin called it an old news and brainwashing the Russian people.
Rumor has it that Putin and his cronies have built a luxuriously decorated “secret palace” worth $1.35 billion in the past 15 years at the Glenzhk resort on the Black Sea coast of Russia, and even equipped with vineyards and wineries inside.
Russian media such as Comprehensive Tass News Agency reported on the 25th that January 25 of each year is All-Russian University Day.
Putin was asked if this was true during a video link with student representatives.
Putin denied the news.
Putin mentioned that he had not seen the video about the luxury house along the Black Sea because of time constraints, but browsed some clips given to him by his assistant.
Putin said that this message, which has been incited for more than a decade, is now put together to brainwash the Russian people by posting some films and videos online on a very convenient occasion.
However, Putin joked that he was only interested in the brewing industry mentioned in the video, “not as a business, but as an activity.
The industry has been developing in Russia, and when I complete my presidency, I may become a legal adviser in this related field.
Navalny, a well-known Russian opposition figure, was sentenced to prison for fraud and money laundering, with a suspended sentence until the end of December 2020.
Last August, Navalny was in a coma on his way to Moscow by plane from the Siberian city of Tomsk, and was sent to Germany for treatment. On January 17 this year, Navaline returned to Moscow from Germany and was arrested at the airport passport inspection office.
He was subsequently sentenced to 30 days in custody for repeatedly violating the bail period.
It is worth noting that in addition to exposing the “secret palace”, Navalny also called on the Russian people to take to the streets to protest on the 23rd in the video.
On the 23rd, large-scale protests broke out in more than 80 cities across Russia, demanding that the government release Navalny.
This is the first nationwide wave of organized protests in Russia since March 2017.
The United States took the opportunity to make trouble.
The U.S. Embassy in Russia announced the time and place of demonstrations in major Russian cities on the 23rd.
That night, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zaharova said that the Russian Foreign Ministry had urgently summoned American diplomats in Russia to ask for an explanation for the above-mentioned behavior.
On the same day, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on its official website firmly opposing the interference of the U.S. Embassy in Russia in Russia’s internal affairs.
In the statement, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that despite Russia’s opposition to incite violence in Russia, and even tried to involve minors in these illegal assemblies, the various acts of the United States will have a serious negative impact on the relations between the two countries.
According to the Russian satellite network, unauthorized protests have occurred in many parts of Russia.
Putin commented on the incident on the 25th that everyone has the right to express their views, but they should be expressed through legal means. Violations of the law are not only counterproductive, but also dangerous, and have led to social unrest.
Putin also specifically mentioned the example of riots in the United States, where under the domestic terrorism clause, the attacker of the Capitol will face 15 to 25 years in prison.