The Flashlight Flop of Navalnyists

The flash mob “Love is stronger than fear” was announced by the head of the network of Navalny’s regional headquarters, resident of Luxembourg, and Foreign Minister of the virtual government in exile Leonid Volkov.

Back on February 4th, on the air of the YouTube channel “Navalny LIVE”, he announced the suspension of the protest actions. However, on the 8th Volkov and the London-based executive director of theAnti-corruption Foundation Vladimir Ashurkov (both are wanted persons) were called to the carpet, i.e., invited to an online conference with the participation of representatives of some member states of the European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom. There, the defectors were given instructions on how to further destabilise the situation in Russia and ordered to continue weekly Navalning. In any format. Immediately after this a puppet speculator Leonid, who carefully studied the pictures from Euromaidan, Belomaidan, Georgian (as well as Hong Kong, Venezuela) riots and Tahrir Square, and again looking at the reference Sharp, told the hamsters about a new method of intimidating the Kremlin – like, it is necessary to go out in the evening of February 14th in the courtyards of their houses, turn on flashlights, take a photo of a flash mob from the window of a high-rise building and post the pictures on social networks with the hashtag “love is stronger than fear”.

Navalny’s headquarters in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Vladivostok, Kazan, Samara, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Volgograd, Saratov, Izhevsk, Voronezh, Belgorod, Lipetsk, Tambov, Penza, etc. addressed their colleagues with the corresponding appeals.

The notorious senseless cretinism could not but end in absolute failure. The total bummer began in the Far East, where a whole flashlight was lit in support of Aleksey Navalny.

Lone Far Eastern “lamplighter“:

In the 100,000 populated Berdsk of the Novosibirsk region, four young brave men lit flashlights, hiding on the territory of a garage cooperative. They took a picture and immediately turned them off.

10 “lamplighters” were seen in Irkutsk, the same number in Tomsk. A little more in the 1,000,000-strong cities – Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg. In the latter, the former mayor Evgeny Roizman was particularly distinguished.


Ekaterinburg’s Darth Vader:

Samara Protest:


2 people in Kaluga and Penza, 1 in Tolyatti, Belgorod and Kamensk-Uralsky, 3 in Cheboksary, 4 in Saratov, 5 in Vladimir, 6 in Voronezh, 7 in Perm, as many as 8 in Tyumen, 3 in Kostroma, 3 in Syktyvkar, a married couple in Izhevsk. And so on.

Protest in the Moscow region of Istra:

In St. Petersburg, law enforcement officers stopped an attempt to use a drunken schoolboy as an extra. “The police and the authorities stopped an illegal party for teenagers in the Fusion club on the embankment of the Griboyedov Canal, 7, in St. Petersburg. It turned out that the guys were gathered for a specific purpose: hot drinks and warmed up by music, it was planned to take them to a provocative action with flashlights,” reports “Nevsky News”. Without kids, of course, it didn’t work out that way. The website “In the centre of St. Petersburg today, only small groups of activists could be seen, who for a short time turned on the lights on their mobile phones, after which they dispersed.”

St. Petersburg:

In Moscow, the protest was concentrated in four locations. One and a half dozen flashlights shone in the southern Chertanovo (led by the photographer of Navalny Evgeny Feldman) and in the residential complex “Life Botanical Garden”. About 20 people were “lamplighting” near the MSU dormitory, and about 25-near the HSE dormitory. About 20 people (led by TV presenter Kseniya Sobchak and the specially arrived from Spain Tatiana Lazareva) gathered at the Patriarch’s Ponds. Sobchak posted a video in confirmation. Participants of the action tried to form a heart from flashlights. The video shows how Kseniya asks Tatiana if a heart is visible, and Lazareva answers: “It didn’t turn out well, but don’t tell anyone.” …Two more girls flashed their flashlights on Tverskaya Street.

Moscow, near the HSE hostel:

Moscow, Patriarch’s Ponds:

Moscow, Tverskaya:

It is unlikely that 100% fakes, staged photos taken 3-4 days ago, or old pictures from afar will help.

Even the radio station Echo of Moscow” suddenly honestly stated that “in Moscow, the action ‘Love is stronger than fear’ gathered several dozen people”. Well, the fact is, where is there to hide? For such a mistake, “Echo” was subjected to a massive bombardment of brown liquid from the side of the Navalny fan club. As a result, Aleksey Venediktov was forced to apologise for “incorrect information about the number of participants in the Moscow rally“.

Many oppositionists refer to the weather conditions (again, Putin is to blame). Others have come up with a narrative according to which they are not in the shit, but, on the contrary, on a horse. They say that a glorious victory has been won over the regime. As the French writer and philosopher Michel de Montaigne used to say, “Without achieving what they wanted, they pretended that they wanted what they had achieved”.

Statement of the Navalnyist following the event: “Friends, thank you all for today’s action! Thank you for not being afraid and coming out today! And thank you for sharing your beautiful content! We are proud of everyone. Russia will be free because it has people like you.”

The Kremlin is in panic…

Aleksey Ivanov

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