The founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Alexei Navalny, as well as his associates Lyubov Sobol, Vyacheslav Gimadi, Georgy Alburov, Ruslan Shaveddinov, Lilia Chanysheva, Ksenia Fadeeva, Andrey Fateev, Vadim Ostanin and former FBK operator Pavel Zelensky were added to the list of terrorists and extremists. Their names appeared in the list of Rosfinmonitoring.
November 9, 2021 Lilia Chanysheva detained on suspicion of organizing an extremist community. She became the first to be arrested in an “extremist” case initiated after the defeat of Navalny’s structures in 2021. Chanysheva was charged under five criminal articles: Part 2 of Art. 151.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (involving minors in committing acts that pose a danger to the life of a minor, part 4 of article 174 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (laundering of funds or other property acquired by other persons by criminal means), part 2 of article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (production, storage, transportation or sale of goods and products, performance of work or provision of services that do not meet safety requirements), Part 1, Part 2 of Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organization of an extremist community), Part 1 of Article 282.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (financing of an extremist She faces up to eight years in prison under “extremist” articles alone.
A criminal case has also been opened against former FBK cameraman Pavel Zelensky over two tweets he wrote after the self-immolation of journalist Irina Slavina in October 2020. April 16, 2021 Tushinsky District Court acknowledged he was guilty under the article on incitement to extremism on the Internet (part 2 of article 280 of the Criminal Code) and sentenced to two years in prison. On June 1, the Court of Appeal shortened this period by a month.
On January 14, the list of terrorists and extremists also made ex-head of Navalny’s Headquarters Leonid Volkov and former head of the FBK Ivan Zhdanov.
Zhdanov, in a conversation with The Insider, noted that the inclusion in the list of Rosfinmonitoring did not come as a surprise to him.
“They used to announce “foreign agents” on Fridays, now they will announce “extremists” and “terrorists”. It has long been clear that in Russia there are three gradations: “foreign agent”, “undesirable organization” and “extremist” or “terrorist” (in fact, they are equal to each other). We are pioneers in almost all of these gradations. Leonid and I, from obvious political activists, became pioneers in this list of Rosfinmonitoring. This will now be accepted political practice. It may happen that, for example, in six months, the recognition of a new “extremist” or “terrorist” every Friday will no longer be any special news, as it is now happening with the inclusion of “foreign agents” on the list. What does this inclusion mean to me in a practical sense? Probably nothing. I had practically no money on accounts in Russian banks, ”said the ex-head of the FBK.
The list of Rosfinmonitoring includes those convicted and accused under extremist articles. Their accounts are blocked under the law on combating the financing of terrorism. The law allows you to withdraw from the card 10 thousand rubles a month for yourself and non-working family members. Persons on the list also cannot enter into an inheritance and issue a power of attorney at a notary.
Yesterday it became known that the world premiere of the documentary film “Navalny” will take place today, January 25, at the Sundance festival.
Earlier, CNN, as well as streaming services CNN+ and HBO Max, announced that they would show a film about the poisoning of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation with chemical weapons. CNN will air the film in North America, while HBO Max and CNN+ own the streaming rights. One of the film’s executive producers was Navalny’s team member Maria Pevchikh.
“In Navalny, director Roer shows a bold and controversial potential president who is ready to sacrifice everything to bring about reforms in his homeland,” the film’s description reads.