Sergei Pugachev on the chances of Navalny to get into the Kremlin
– Independently of this whole business with Ksenia Sobchak, who, in my view, – and here I agree with Navalny – had better go and look after some glamorous magazine, Navalny is a very bold man. And, I think, a very honest man.
I think that if 2 million people go and vote for him, he can just walk into the Kremlin and be inaugurated, trust me. I mean that no national guard, no 40,000 policemen of the Moscow police can do anything about it. No one is ready for it. You must understand that there is widespread inertia, and if you want to draw an analogy with that movie Mathilda, Putin is our emperor. This is not so, just listen to what members of the law enforcement say about him at home between themselves. If, say, one million, or two million people go to the streets in Moscow, he will be elected – by them, I can tell you. In fact this is the only way he can come to power, there is no other possible way. Those people will elect him and all the others will go along with it. And no Putin could prevent it.