25 Jan 2022 13:08

Navalny added to Rosfinmonitoring register of terrorists, extremists

MOSCOW. Jan 25 (Interfax) - Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been added to the register of individuals and legal entities involved in terrorism and extremism.

The relevant entry was made in the register operated by the Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) on Tuesday.

Consistent with the law, banks freeze accounts of such parties and stop providing them with banking services.

Navalny's close associates, who had been earlier charged with extremism, were also added to the register.

These are Lyubov Sobol, lawyer Vyacheslav Gimadi, Georgy Alburov, and Ruslan Shaveddinov.

Two other associates of Navalny, Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov, were put on the Rosfinmonitoring list in January.

The Russian Investigative Committee said on September 28 that a criminal case had been opened on counts of establishing an extremist network of Navalny and his associates - Volkov, Zhdanov, Sobol, Alburov, Shaveddinov, and others. All of them are currently staying abroad. Navalny is serving time in a penitentiary in the Vladimir region.