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April 28 2007

Opposition activity in Russia, although associated with certain risks such as carrying out several hours in police neighborhood, but with all of this brings a very solid income leaders 'opposition'. The most conservative estimate, as a result of the March-April, the so-called "March of Dissent", its ideology and "steering" in the pocket of the order of half a million dollars.

For example, the budget of "March of Dissent" in Moscow on April 14, according to the most conservative estimate was around 700 thousand dollars, of which at least half the amount has not reached the average consumer. Technology "cutting the budget" is not new and many times run-spin-doctors in those blessed days when big business was on the elections at all levels. This includes printing of newspapers and leaflets in bulk and as somewhat different from the reporting, and spending on wages, "the protesters, as well as other tricks of PR managers, well described in the primer PR-technologists.

Modern Bender from the opposition, Dorval to financial flows from the West, and aware that foreign philanthropists hardly deign to carry out an audit of the secretly-funded organization in a foreign country, have ample opportunities for fraud against the budget. And if, for example, to hold shares in the capital approach is relatively in good faith, in the regions does something unimaginable.

Thus, the March of Dissent "in Saratov on 23 April. Instead claimed several hundred participants to the area goes ... one (!) people, the direct organizer of the action, the chairman of the Saratov branch of RNDS Alexander Ryabov. The lack of other "dissenters" he explains that the five buses with rally participants who came from other cities, could not park in the area, resulting in "it was decided to cancel the shares to avoid possible provocations." Coach reporters found it was not possible, but the unfortunate organizer still lamented the fact that the mass gathering to ensure he was prevented from "insufficient financial capacity of the Saratov branch of RNDS.

April 28 announcing the "March of Dissent in Nizhny Novgorod. Once again, the opposition openly about what to expect on a march of at least 500 participants. But the stark reality of life once again making its presence felt - for an unsanctioned rally happened, according to various estimates, between 10 and 20 "dissent".

On the same day the "dissenters" are threatening to hold a rally in Chelyabinsk. But after the rhetoric, the march turns into a mini-rally of a dozen people. But, as reported Ural Media, the leader of the Sverdlovsk Branch of the FMG has already sent to the U.S. plans to conduct the Urals nationwide "March of Dissent" in August this year . Yes, and the leader of the FMG has long said that the "Marches of Dissent" will cover all regions of Russia. "Street protests are the only constitutional way for today pressure on the government - he explained. - Another thing that we should think through the most effective form of these protests and find new opportunities that would engage in this process more and more people."

For reflections on "new forms of protest, meanwhile, is thrown about" March of Dissent "in Primorye. It is expected that the "massive" protests held in other cities. Of course, that any such action, regardless of whether it involved a man or a dozen "dissent" will be presented as evidence of activity of civil society, etc.As for the budget shares, then an elementary arithmetic operation gives an indication of savings.

At the masters domestic platform is such a thing - "Sanchez". This tour of clubs around the country in order to "cut" as much as possible, "cabbage". In other words, the shortest possible time with minimum effort to get as much money. That is exactly the "Sanchez" only political leaders and organize domestic opposition. In general, let the goats in the garden. However, according to statements from London and Washington, Russian cabbage gardens will be planted with another lot. Here are just at all, based on past practice, is hardly enough.

Arina Semenova


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