Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was detained on January 17 at Sheremetyevo airport immediately after arriving from Germany. For more than four months the politician was on medical treatment abroad after his alleged poisoning. Meanwhile, on January 13 Navalny announced that he was returning to his homeland, where he was declared on the federal wanted list. However, on his arrival an opposition leader was detained at passport control and, it seems, will not be released until the court session. In this article, we will tell you how to bet on Alexey Navalny in 2021.
Why was Navalny detained?
The Russian government accused Alexey Navalny of violating his probationary period in the Yves Rocher criminal case. Recall that in 2014, the opposition leader and his brother Oleg participated in a large-scale fraud and money laundering. According to the investigation, they fraudulently stole over 26.7 million rubles from Yves Rocher Vostok LLC, as well as from Multiprofile Processing Company LLC (MPK) in the amount of more than 4.4 million rubles. As a result, in 2014, Navalny got his sentence to three and a half years probation. Therefore, for five years, the politician had to check in with the inspector twice a month.
Indeed, FSIN demanded to replace the suspended sentence of Navalny with a real one. The reason was the alleged evasion of control of the criminal executive inspection. However, while undergoing treatment in Germany, the head of the FBK did not do this. Although the FSIN assures that Navalny has repeatedly violated the conditions of the probationary period earlier. Therefore, the department asked the court to replace the suspended policy with a real one.
Besides, while the oppositionist was in Berlin, a new criminal case opened against him in Russia. According to investigators, Navalny squandered money from several commercial foundations, including his Anti-Corruption Fund. However, at the moment it was the Yves Rocher case that served as the basis for the detention. Online sportsbooks in Russia have started offering to bet on Alexey Navalny in 2021. Let’s see what might happen to this politician soon!
Bet on Alexey Navalny in 2021: What is the opposition leader now facing?
According to reliable sources, Navalny will face at least imprisonment until January 29. And in the future, it may be three and a half years of the real term. Such punishment for a politician comes from the demand by the Moscow Federal Penitentiary Service. “On January 17, at the Sheremetyevo airport, officers of the search department of the operational management of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in Moscow detained Alexey Navalny, who has a sentence to conditional punishment, who has been on the wanted list for repeated violations of the probationary period since December 29, 2020. Until the decision of the court, he will be in custody, “the message says.
Now Navalny is in the second department of the Khimki police department. FBK lawyer Vyacheslav Gimadi announced this on Twitter. Besides, he added that he, as a defender with a notarial power of attorney, has not been able to visit the opposition leader. Unfortunately, what punishment the politician faces in the new criminal case and how things are going with him, in general, are not clear. However, the 1xBET Sportsbook shows some odds on these events.
What did Navalny do before his arrest?
Right before the arrest Navalny and his team made a film “Palace for Putin. The Story of the Biggest Bribe”. It received more than an 80million views till today. Indeed, this is an absolute record among all the investigations of the Anti-Corruption Foundation. However, more importantly, this is a powerful blow that Navalny inflicts on the political image of Vladimir Putin. In this film, not only the content is important, but also the moment of publication. The video on Navalny’s channel appeared after the politician was detained and placed in a pre-trial detention center.
Moreover, at the beginning of the film, the oppositionist explains that the investigation was originally planned to be made public after Navalny’s return to Russia. A thoughtful and important step, if not decisive. Alexei Navalny once again demonstrates that he sets the rules from now on. It would seem that by the will of the Kremlin, they detained the opposition leader right at the border, immediately placed in a pre-trial detention center, contrary to all the norms of law. However, even being in prison, he looks like a strong point.
Alexei Navalny’s investigation is not a story about Putin’s palace, but a real psychological portrait of the Russian president. Indeed, they may regard the film “Palace for Putin. The Story of the Biggest Bribe” not only as a reaction of the head of the FBK and his employees to the poisoning of an opposition politician. This is also an answer to many of Navalny’s critics, who asked time and again when he would make an investigation about Vladimir Putin. Traditionally, Navalny replied that in all FBK’s investigations, one way or another they are talking about the President of Russia. Therefore, now everyone who asked questions has finally received an answer.
More about the investigation
Online sportsbooks in Russia actively offer to bet on Alexey Navalny in 2021. His investigation about Putin contains an incredible amount of crucial information. Of course, many will note that people knew about the palace in Gelendzhik before. However, no one has ever imagined such a thorough, detailed, and comprehensive work. And, of course, one cannot discount Navalny’s unique ability to talk captivatingly even about sometimes boring financial statements.
The first place in YouTube trends speaks for itself. Indeed, no previous investigation has collected so many views. Apparently, these figures impressed the Kremlin as well, since the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says the following: “We are warning all citizens, especially given such a large number of views: think before transferring money to such swindlers.” Alexey Navalny sets the agenda again, and the Kremlin has to answer. Nowadays, some people are wondering: When is Putin Leaving the Office?
Bet on Alexey Navalny in 2021: The reaction of authorities
At the moment, there is no official statement from the Russian government on Navalny. So far, only Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has spoken about Navalny’s detention. And then he said that he was on vacation and did not know anything about the situation. “I beg your pardon. Was he detained in Germany? I don’t know,” he answered the question of the journalists of one Russian newspaper.
It is difficult to guess how the authorities will react to the film, whose views continue to grow. So far, we see petty vindictiveness, which manifests itself in the fact that the FSIN-letter service for sending emails to prisoners has stopped accepting letters to Navalny It should be noted that the opposition is now in a pre-trial detention center known as the “Kremlin Central”. It is a kind of special prison directly subordinate to the FSIN.
On February 2, a court hearing will take place at the request of the Federal Penitentiary Service to change Navalny’s suspended sentence to a real one. However, before that, another event took place that played an important role. Indeed, Alexey Navalny urged Russians to take to the streets of their cities on January 23. Navalny’s headquarters across the country published the time and location of the actions. The 1xBET Sportsbook offers its bets on these events.
How did other countries react to this detention?
The actions of Moscow law enforcement officers have already been condemned by the Foreign Ministries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Moreover, Estonian Foreign Minister Edgars Rynkevich posted the statement on Twitter. “The detention of Alexei Navalny is unacceptable. We demand from the Russian authorities his immediate release. The European Union must react quickly, if he is not free, then it is necessary to consider imposing sanctions against Russia in connection with this action,” the joint statement said.
Besides, the head of the European Council Charles Michel also called Navalny’s detention inadmissible. Moreover, the politician called to released the Russian opposition leader immediately. The same demand came from the national security adviser to US President Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan. The American official wrote on Twitter that the Kremlin’s attacks on Navalny not only violate his human rights but also insult the freedoms of all Russians. Online sportsbooks in Russia offer to bet on Alexey Navalny in 2021.
Bet on Alexey Navalny in 2021: Protests
On January 23, Russia announced protests in support of the opposition politician Alexei Navalny, whom on Sunday, January 17, they detained upon arrival in Moscow after treatment at the Berlin clinic “Charite”. Moreover, the rallies, which Navalny himself called for, were numerous. Indeed, the videos of not even the most popular bloggers who call for protests are gaining millions of likes. Considering that the TikTok social network is most common among young people under 30, youth actively participated in the protests.
Indeed, journalists from channels close to the Kremlin are now calling TikTok the new Nexta, a Telegram channel that allegedly published calls to rallies in Belarus. Nowadays, no one can predict how the protests will end. However, they are numerous. The 1xBET sportsbook offers its bets on these events. Check them out to know all the possible outcomes of the Russian protest.