Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the uncoordinated protests on 23 January. RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, citizens have the right to express their position, but this must take place within the framework of the law.
“Everyone has the right to express a point of view that goes beyond the law – it is dangerous, it led to a buildup of society, from which everyone suffers,” Putin said during an online meeting with students of Russian universities on Tatyana’s Day.
Earlier, Putin first commented on Alexei Navalny’s investigation of the palace in Gelendzhik. According to the head of state, he did not watch the film itself due to lack of free time, but leafed through the videos that his assistants brought him. Putin believes that the Russians were trying to brainwash the rumors about the palace.
In the afternoon of January 23, uncoordinated actions were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia in support of Navalny, who was arrested on January 18 for violating the conditions for observing the probationary period in the Yves Rocher case.