Almost all Moscow rally detainees released
Four people are still in the SIZO.
In Moscow, almost all those detained during the uncoordinated action in support of Ivan Golunov on June 12 were released from police departments.
According to the press service of the metropolitan central board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, four people remain in the police unit. The others are accused of the violation of public order; the officers drew up the necessary documents, after which they were released. The total number of detainees in the Ministry of Internal Affairs was not revealed.
On June 12, March for Freedom of Ivan Golunov was held, about 1500 people took part.
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.