A video about the Russian president’s summer residence has been viewed more than 80 million times.
A video review of “Putin’s palace” on the Black Sea by opposition leader Alexei Navalny continues to break viewing records. According to YouTube statistics, in five days, the film was viewed more than 82 million times.
The politician himself is jailed for 30 days, so the film came out after his detention on remand. The day before, residents of dozens of Russian cities staged protests demanding Navalny’s release. Authorities refused to allow the rallies, reported threats of provocation, and police and riot police responded with force to the protests.
Meanwhile, Western countries are also reacting to the protests in Russia. Thus, France followed Finnish President Sauli Niiniste. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called the demonstrations for Navalny’s release “impressively successful” and called for more effective sanctions against the Russian Federation for his arrest. The authorities, it will be recalled, attributed the politician’s detention to a violation of the terms of his probation in the Yves Rocher case