Russia’s National Guard chief challenges opposition leader Navalny to a duel Russia’s National Guard chief challenges opposition leader Navalny to a duel
September 12, 2018 | World | No Comments|
(CNN)Russia’s National Guard chief, Viktor Zolotov, challenged opposition leader Alexei Navalny to an old-fashioned duel on Tuesday, in response to the political activist’s allegations of government corruption.
In a nearly seven-minute long video published to the National Guard’s official YouTube channel, Zolotov — appearing visibly angry and addressing the activist as “Mr. Navalny” — slammed Navalny’s claims as “insulting, slanderous fabrications.”
Navalny accuses the leadership of the National Guard, or Rosgvardia, of being part of a scheme involving buying food for soldiers at inflated prices from a single supplier.