Support The Moscow Times!

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Pelted With Cake Outside Office

Navalny4 / Instagram

Two cakes were thrown by unidentified men at Russian opposition leader and head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) Alexei Navalny near his office on Thursday, the oppositioner wrote on his Twitter account.

"Some clowns just chucked two cakes at me and fled," he wrote in the tweet.

Navalny took a selfie and posted it to Instagram, saying that "this government has such strong support that throwing cakes is the only answer that Putin and Medvedev have to the opposition's claims."

?”?°-???°, ?‚?°?????µ ?? ???‚???? ???»?°???‚?? ???‹?????????µ ?€?µ???‚???????? ?? ?‚?°???°?? ?????‰???°?? ?????????µ?€?¶???°, ?‡?‚?? ?µ?????????‚???µ?????‹?? ?????·?€?°?¶?µ?????µ?? ???° ???€?µ?‚?µ???·???? ?????????·???†???? ?????‚???? ?? ???µ?????µ???µ???‹?? ?????????‚ ?‚???»?????? ???µ?‚?°?????µ ?‚???€?‚????. -?????‡?µ???? ???‹ ?????€?°?»?? ?????»?»???°?€??? -?’???‚ ?‚?µ?±?µ ?‚???€?‚ ?? ?€???¶??, ?…?°?…?°?…?°, ???????‚?€???‚?µ, ???? ???µ???? ?? ?‚???€?‚?µ, ?…?°?…?°?…?°. ?????»?????? ?‡?‚?? ?? ???…?????° ?? ???°?? ???„???????‹?? ?†?µ???‚?€ ???°?????µ-?‚?? ???»???????‹ ?·?°?„?????°?‡???»?? ?? ???µ???? ?????° ?‚???€?‚?° ?? ?€?°?·?±?µ?¶?°?»?????? ?? ?€?°?????‹????????. ???°???? ?±?‹?»?? ???????µ?‚?? ???°?? ?? ???‘?» ???? ???„?????° ?? ?????????????°?»???? ?? ?»???„?‚?µ ?? ???°?????µ ?±?‹?»?? ?»???†?° ?? ?‚?µ?…, ???‚?? ???µ???? ?????‚?€?µ?‡?°?». ?—?°?‚?? ?????µ ?? ?¤?‘?? ?‚?µ???µ?€?? ?…???‚???‚ ???µ?»?°?‚?? ???? ???????? ???µ?»?„??

?¤???‚?? ???????±?»?????????°???? navalny4 (@navalny4)

"Everyone in the FBK office now wants to take a selfie with me," he added.

A similar attack was carried out on Feb. 9 by men of "non-Slavic appearance," who threw a cake at Mikhail Kasyanov, the leader of the PARNAS opposition party, just a week after Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov had published a video of Kasyanov in a sniper rifle scope, the Vedomosti newspaper reported.

Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov classified the attack on Kasyanov as "bullying" and said it was not related to Kadyrov's video, Vedomosti reported.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more