Viktor Zolotov, Head of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (RosGvardiya), officially demanded satisfaction from Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
A video response to the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Foundation has appeared on the Youtube channel of RosGvardia, the internal military force of the government of Russia.
According to the investigation, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave the exclusive right to deliver food products for 340,000 Rosgvardiya employees to Friendship of Peoples, the company run by Viktor Zolotov’s former colleague. The firm buys products at inflated prices, the Foundation states.
In response, General Zolotov has promised to make a ‘juicy steak’ of Alexei Navalny and called him a ‘creature from a US tube’.
Interestingly, in late August Navalny was arrested for 30 days. Apparently, the Russian authorities decided to prevent him from showing up at the protest rallies against the pension reform in early September. They also want to silence him for the period of Putin’s voicing the plan of a ‘softer’ version of the reform.