Foreign forces are using the economic crisis to destabilize the political situation in Russia, asserted State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov.
“We already see manifestations of political extremism. I am speaking about attempts to destabilize the country, taken both outside and inside Russia,” Gryzlov said at a meeting of the Supreme and General Councils of the United Russia party in Moscow on Thursday.
“We are now seeing attempts when people who are unhappy are given flags, and sometimes these are flags of foreign countries,” he said.
“We have seen protest rallies in Primorye, were the protesters were carrying Japanese flags. It is a fact,” Gryzlov said.