“Today it became clear from the MVD database that Zhdanov was included in the federal list,” Voronin said. He added that “it is not yet known what is linked to him, possibly one of the many criminal investigations being conducted against him, but it is not yet clear who he is with.” One of the lawsuits concerns the non-payment of 29 million rubles to businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, as ordered by the court. The committee is also conducting an investigation into the establishment of a non-profit organization allegedly interfering with citizens’ rights. It was founded with Navalny and his other collaborator Leonid Volkov.
On Wednesday, a Moscow court described funds and employees linked to Navalny as extremist organisations. This also applies to FBK. The ruling also put into effect a ban on their activities, and FBK ended its activities on June 9.
“Less than two days have passed since the FBI declared an extremist organization, and the search for me has already been announced,” Udanov wrote on Instagram, attaching a screenshot of his entry into the Ministry of Interior registry. “My picture in the ministry’s database of wanted persons is not many. I do not understand where they took it from. How do I change it now?” As Navalny’s collaborator said jokingly. He also said he didn’t know exactly what the advertised research was about. He stressed, however, that “all collaborators with Navalny are either in prison or on the wanted list.”
Ivan Zhdanov told the Echo of Moscow on Friday that Navalny was told what was happening around his foundation, which he founded in 2011, and “every time he finds out what’s new, he’s shocked.”
Zhdanov also said Navalny’s health had improved and he was in a much better condition. Days earlier, opponents were returned to the prison colony of Pokrov from a hospital in another correctional facility, where he was recovering from a hunger strike.
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