Navalny filed an application to hold anti-corruption rally


The opposition leader and the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny has filed in the mayor’s office a request to hold a rally. About it Navalny wrote on his website, put a copy of the corresponding application.

It follows from this that the meeting, which aims “Statement in support of a requirement to investigate the facts of corruption of senior officials”, is planned for March 26. Planned number of participants to 15 thousand people, the application says.

Bulk offers to arrange first procession route: the Tverskaya Zastava square, 1-ya Tverskaya-Yamskaya street, Tverskaya street, Okhotny Ryad. At the end of the procession is planned to arrange a meeting.

Navalny explained that he decided to arrange a meeting because of the lack of explanation from the authorities regarding the investigation of the FBC about “a secret property” of the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. “I want to get the answers,” wrote the opposition leader. He added that the investigation looked at 13 million people and expressed confidence that “not less than 10 million would like to have some explanation from the government.”

The investigation in question, the FBC published on 2 March. It States that Medvedev has “huge tracts of land in the elite areas, manages yachts, apartments in historic mansions, agro-complexes and wineries in Russia and abroad”.

Press Secretary, Natalya Timakova at the request of journalists to comment on the publication, said that the material is highly pre-election character. “Comment on the propaganda attacks of the opposition and the convict character, who said that he already has some campaign and fights with the power of sense,” she said.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the investigation, said that with its parts the Kremlin is not aware, however, media reports the country’s leadership is seen. “This is not the first examples of the work of this famous convict a citizen. Nothing to add to what was said the press Secretary of the Prime Minister,” — said the press Secretary of the head of state.

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