Navalny leaves Russia amid searches at his supporters’ 

Navalny leaves Russia amid searches at his supporters’
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Searches are being held at FBK headquarters throughout Russia after a money laundering probe was launched against the fund by the Central Office of the Investigative Committee.

Alexey Navalny, the oppositionist blogger, has left Russia after reports that searches are underway in offices of his Anti-Corruption Fund throughout the country. The blogger and his family was reportedly spotted heading to Helsinki.

“In the morning, he (Alexey Navalny. - Ed.) and with his family caught a flight to Helsinki,” the Life Shot Telegram channel said in a post. Navalny confirmed the information by writing on Facebook that he was seeing off his daughter, who was leaving the country to study abroad. “Our girl packed and is off to study. I’m seeing her off,” said Navalny.

Journalist Ilias Merkuri said on Twitter, “Navalny left for the United States today to form a smart government in exile”.

TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov recalls that back in December 2011, when there were protests on Bolotnaya Square, Navalny left the country in exactly the same way. “In December 2011, at the peak of the protests, Navalny shouted, “There are enough of us to take the Kremlin right now, but we are a peaceful force,” before taking a break and going on vacation to Mexico. Now, too, right after searches in the regional headquarters, he chose to run abroad, having leaving his cult members behind. Things like that demoralize supporters. After all, he didn’t just go off-radar,” Solovyov writes on the Telegram channel.

Leonid Volkov, coordinator of the federal headquarters of the FBK, refused to speak with a URA.RU reporter about Navalny’s departure from the country with the searches underway.

Searches are being held at FBK headquarters throughout Russia after a money laundering probe was launched against the fund by the Central Office of the Investigative Committee.

Security officials came into Tyumen offices and interrogated the head of the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk headquarters of Navalny’s team.

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