Every single leader of the anti-Putin struggle has a terribly shady history…
Take for instance Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the man had a reputation of a crook, he did not pay taxes and was brought to trial. But in the West, the man was suddenly turned into a hero unjustly persecuted by evil Putin. He was presented by some pundits as a real threat to Putin and a suitable candidate to replace him. Strangely enough though, he has never shown any interest in holding a political office prior to being incarcerated. Khodorkovsky’s only interest in politics was to manipulate local politicians to do his bidding.
Then there is Bill Browder, with his fraudulent sob story about “lawyer” Magnitsky, which has become part of anti-Russian legislature in many countries in the West. Bill Browder was involved in some super profitable machinations with shares that attracted the attention of the prosecutors. Suddenly he magically transformed into Putin’s enemy.
Alexey Navalny is notoriously known for being a fraudster, even among the Russian liberals. Rumors have it that he stole 100 million rubles from Soyuz Pravych Sil (Union of Right-Wing Forces). Kirov Les affair is well know, and there is no reason not to believe that he swindled Yves Rocher, although now he tries to vehemently politicize his case. Newest accusation is that he used donations given to his organization for personal matters together with his comrades.
Simply put, all of West’s heroes are fraudsters and shady characters. How do they wish to win anything in Russia?