Support The Moscow Times!

Udaltsov to Be Questioned About Alleged Threats to Granny

A day after being sentenced to 240 hours of community service for striking Ulyanovsk student Anna Pozdnyakova, Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov said that he was summoned for questioning for allegedly threatening her grandmother.

But Udaltsov called the whole situation a circus, saying the woman had been harassing him for a month, repeatedly calling to swear at him.

"Pozdnyakova's grandmother is accusing me of threats. The circus continues," he wrote on Twitter.

"Actually, for the past month someone calling themselves the 'grandmother of Anna Pozdnyakova' has called me many times," he wrote. "From this 'grandmother,' I usually hear a lot of swear words in my address, and I immediately hang up. Maybe I should file a complaint too?"

Udaltsov said his questioning at the Moscow police headquarters was set for 5 p.m. Friday.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.