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Kremlin takes its next step in Moldova

30 April, 2024 Tuesday
18:34

Russian intelligence services demonstrated part of their game in the Republic of Moldova, however did it not in Chisinau, but in Moscow

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Fugitive oligarch Ilan Shor, who was sentenced in Moldova, moved from Israel to the Russian Federation. He opened his party headquarters in Moscow, from where he will organise the Kremlin's political revenge in Moldova.

Various unrelated sources have reported at least $50 million that Russian intelligence services allocated to Ilan Shor to organise political revenge.

Throughout the month, Shor's team came to Moscow on a shuttle basis for training and briefings. And now the FSB is showing the whole picture. All of Shor's parties will be merged into the Victory Bloc (Pabeda).

This "action" was consecrated with a pompous concert by Baskov and Kirkorov...

On the one hand, Shor will accumulate electoral resources for the clearly pro-Russian faction in the Moldovan parliament, and on the other hand, he has to build a network for the Kremlin's new favourite, who needs to be delivered to the second round of the presidential elections in Moldova. In fact, Ilan Shor is becoming the main infrastructure for the Kremlin's political revenge.

His main task will be to build "electoral networks" for buying voters. At the same time, the pro-Russian electorate has received a signal that Moscow has placed its stake on it.

Igor Dodon is nervous, he is no longer alone on the left of the spectrum. But the intrigue remains: who will be the Kremlin's puppet in the centre?

And there are options here...

Sources in the Republic of Moldova report that negotiations are taking place "in the centre". The Kremlin is trying to play its own card here quietly in order not to be exposed until the elections.

If the FSB manages to play out its scenario in the electoral centre without its "political actors" being exposed, it will be a serious claim to success.

It is time to stop watching these processes and start counteracting them...

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About the author. Ruslan Rokhov, Member of the Board of the Centre for Constitutional Design

The editors do not always share the opinions expressed by the authors of the blogs. 

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