One thing is clear, however, Navalny and his supporters are being facilitated by brazen Western interference in Russia’s internal affairs.
Can you imagine the hue and cry if, for example, the Russian embassy in Washington had published maps of the Capitol buildings prior to the January 6 violent assault there by Trump supporters? Or if the Russian embassy in Netherlands published details over the weekend of demos against the Covid-19 curfews the Dutch government has imposed?
Can you imagine further the hysteria among Western governments if Russian media had published articles actually calling people out on the streets?
That’s the chasm of hypocrisy we are seeing with regard to Navalny.