Russian investigators on Thursday raided dozens of regional places of work of high protest chief Alexei Navalny in addition to the properties of his supporters after mass Opposition rallies this summer season.
Mr. Navalny mentioned the raids have been the results of Kremlin “hysteria” after allies of President Vladimir Putin suffered main losses in native elections in Moscow on Sunday.
Mr. Navalny, who had instructed supporters to vote strategically to push out pro-Kremlin candidates, mentioned on YouTube: “Putin got upset and is stomping his feet.” “That’s what we’re seeing in 41 cities across the whole country.”
He mentioned the raids have been being carried out at greater than 200 addresses in “the biggest police operation in Russia’s modern history”.
Police, investigators, nationwide guard and safety companies have been all concerned and seized gear akin to telephones and computer systems, he mentioned.