Navalny’s Team Tried to Create the Illusion of Huge Support in Ekaterinburg

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


Navalny held a meeting in Ekaterinburg. His speech took place in a key that is classical for Aleksey – populism, muddy figures, promises to change the world for the better. He strained his throat in hope that will be able to bring together around himself an impressive quantity of hamsters. But this didn’t happen. That’s why Navalny’s team decided to go all out using favourite tricks.

Against this background, only 1,500 people were at the scene of the rally. A few hundred trees. These figures correspond to the official data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the information of the department, there were about 2,000 people at the event. This appeared to be not enough for Navalny. He and his entourage decided to exaggerate the data on the attendees of the meeting.

Aleksey decided not to waste time on trifles, and a completely different figure was included in the reports. 10,000 people.

At the same time Navalny’s team supplied all imaginations with “convincing” photos.

What’s the trick? It’s the choice of perspective. Just check this out.

Navalny’s team tries to create the illusion of the huge support of the masses. It is designed for naive school students. You will look and it seems that Aleksey is devilishly popular. But in practice this is absolutely not the case. Just the photographers choose a suitable perspective, crop the photo as necessary, and hope that nobody will verify the information.

In fact the idea is cheap. As well as promises to instantly increase salaries and to overcome corruption in no time. Only the school students who are not the most probing will bite on it.

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Well, why do this? Tell it like it is – that a couple of thousand came. What’s the problem? But it in this that all Navalny is. He and his headquarters lie without a cause. And here they decided to resort to manipulation, playing with tricks. But again they screwed up. Look once again at the first photo.

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