Regardless, migrants workers as ‘chuchmeky’ – an offensive, ethnically

Regardless,
it is crucial to compile various key points in regards to Navalny’s relationship
with nationalism. Marc Bennets in his book conducted an analysis and the drew conclusions
about Navalny’s political views: ”Navalny was, of course, no Nazi. But he was
virulently opposed to mass immigration from impoverished Central Asian states
like Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, something he believed was ‘planting a bomb
under our future’. ‘Navalny usually does his best to ensure his statements stay
on the ‘moderate’ side of the nationalist stance, pointing out that a visa
regime for migrants from Central Asia would provide them with rights, as well
as obligations to Russian society, but he occasionally lets his guard down. ‘These
people will NEVER assimilate’, he wrote of a regional scheme to offer migrant
workers citizenship. In an even more blatant example of his views, he also
publicly referred to Central Asian migrants workers as ‘chuchmeky’ – an
offensive, ethnically loaded term used mainly for migrant workers from
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan ”Positioning itself as the ‘first
national-democratic’ movement in Russia’s ‘new history’, “The People” (NAROD)
called for free elections and an end in corruption, goals shared by any
self-respecting Russian liberal. But NAROD also demanded the restoration of the
‘organic unity’ of former Russian territories, from ancient Kievan Rus to the
Soviet Union, and an amnesty for the handful of Russian soldiers who had been
found guilty of crimes against civilians in Chechnya. ‘The Kremlin says its
generous spending in the North Caucasus republic is an attempt to prevent the
outbreak of another was there. But critics say the money is frequently misused
by Chechnya’s young leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, a former rebel fighter back to
Putin. The popular  ‘Stop Feeding
the  Caucasus!’ campaign, which Navalny
supports, calls for an end to the massive injection of cash into Chechnya and
other republics in the region”. (Marc Bennets, pages 78 – 83).