‘New normal’: Kremlin says tough approach to Navalny allies here to stay

MOSCOW, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Kremlin and its loyalists have said they will maintain and in some cases intensify their tough approach to internal and external critics and organisations that they view as a threat to Russia’s stability.

In the run-up to a parliamentary election won by a large margin by the ruling United Russia against a backdrop of fraud allegations, the authorities neutralised the party’s critics outside parliament, using legal mechanisms to stop them from taking part in the ballot and targeting what they saw as hostile media and non-governmental organisations.

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Source: Reuters