August 3, 2019 / 1:29 PM / 15 days ago

Russia investigates alleged money laundering by anti-Kremlin opposition

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is charged with participation in an unauthorised protest rally, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian investigators said on Saturday that had opened a criminal investigation into the alleged laundering of 1 billion roubles ($15.3 million) by an anti-corruption foundation set up by jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

Russia’s Investigative Committee made the announcement in a statement while an opposition protest organised by Navalny’s allies was taking place in Moscow.

($1 = 65.2691 roubles)

Reporting by Andrew Osborn/Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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