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Police Investigating Former Russian Railways Head Yakunin

Vladimir Yakunin

Law enforcement agencies have launched an investigation into the activities of former Russian Railways head Vladimir Yakunin, opposition leader Alexei Navalny wrote on his blog Friday.

The investigation was initiated at the request of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation.

Yakunin, who headed the Russian Railways state monopoly for more than 10 years, resigned in August last year.

Navalny's foundation has repeatedly accused Yakunin of corruption. According to the opposition leader, a total of 80 complaints against him have been sent to law enforcement agencies, State Duma deputies and Russian Railways' board of directors.

The press service of the Internal Ministry told The Moscow Times on Friday that they had no information on that issue and said they will provide a statement at a later date.

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