Kara-Murza said that the Russian Government used that term for those who oppose “the authoritarian and corrupt regime of President Vladimir Putin”.
“At the beginning of May, we held a seminar in Belgrade for candidates for the opposition councillors who. We tried that in Moscow in March, but we were all arrested, 300 of us, and we were told that we could no longer hold such rallies in Moscow. After that, we went to Belgrade, and the topics of the elections seminar were standard,” Kara-Murza said.
Pivovarov is the former executive director of the ‘Open Russia,’ founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. In 2017, the Russian Prosecutor’s Office declared it an “undesirable organisation.”
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Pivovarov at the St. Petersburg airport on May 31.
Kara-Murza believes that Vulin’s handing over the transcript of the opposition meeting is behind the arrest.
“I heard that Vulin will sue me, but I am afraid that I will have to wait. He should first sue Serbia’s press, then Patrushev who thanked Belgrade for that information and then the Russian state TV for publishing that. Only then, it will be my turn,” the Russian opposition politician said.