According to the president, they are not influenced by the state power.
Vladimir Putin, in an interview with the Austrian ORF channel, said that Russia has free Internet and media, which are not influenced by the state power. The text of the interview in Russian is published on the Kremlin website.
So Putin answered the leader’s question about the oppositionist Aleksey Navalny, who was not allowed to participate in the presidential election in 2018. The presenter noted that the voters “could not even look at this candidate”.
Voters can look at any person, because the Internet is free. Nobody closed it. The mass media are free. People can always go out and declare themselves, which is what various figures of various political movements and trends do.
According to Putin, if a person “gets weight from the voter”, then he becomes a figure with which the authorities should communicate: “If this and other political forces have a confidence level of 1, 2, 3 percent, or 100ths of a percent, then what do we Then we say? “. The name of Navalny Putin did not name.