FILE Photograph: IT entrepreneur and Kremlin critic Leonid Volkov leaves the Lublinsky district court docket immediately after it refused to change the suspended sentence of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the Yves Rocher scenario to a actual prison time period, in Moscow, Russia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian law enforcement authorities on Thursday carried out at least 150 queries of houses and places of work belonging to supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Leonid Volkov, a senior Navalny ally, wrote on social media.
The searches took put four times just after Russia’s ruling United Russia get together, which supports President Vladimir Putin, lost one 3rd of its seats in the Moscow city assembly and experienced setbacks elsewhere when retaining its dominant placement across Russia.
Navalny experienced urged his supporters to vote tactically to try out to decrease the likelihood of Kremlin-backed candidates throughout the state, a tactic that seems to have experienced some results.
“The over-all number of lookups is about 150 and no much less than 1000 Russian law enforcement workers had been associated (in the raids),” Volkov wrote.
Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova Enhancing by Andrew Osborn