Putin on Navalny: Any person can be pardoned if they are worthy of it
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to cooperate with the opposition if it tries to strengthen the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to cooperate with the opposition if it tries to strengthen the country. He said this in an interview with NBC. The TV presenter asked if the Russian president could ‘pardon’ Alexey Navalny, so that he could compete in elections. “I would like to cooperate with these people and I am ready for this. We try to make Russia a stronger, competitive, and more effective country, a country that relies on its own strengths. There are such people [who do this],” TASS reports citing the president. “Any person can be pardoned if they are worthy of it,” Putin added.
The air squadron number one in Russia ended up in the center of yet another scandal. It turned out that its special purpose aircraft are used, in addition to the national leaders, by outsiders. Uninvited passengers travel, stay in best hotels, and dine in deluxe restaurants at the budget expense. In fact, the discovery of stowaways on board is not the first scandal involving Russia Special Air Group that has been in distress for almost three years already. Why cannot the supreme FSB commanders using the official airplanes along with the Russian President sort out this mess?
Earlier, the management of the railway and the place of residence of its high-ranking employees were searched within the bribe case. Investigative actions against head of the railway Alexey Mironov were held in Moscow, where he was on a business trip.