×
Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Police ‘Seize’ Navalny’s Headquarters in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny Navalny Live / YouTube

Police have blocked access to opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s Moscow offices and are searching the premises, a member of the Anti-Corruption Fund and Navalny’s assistant Nikolai Lyaskin wrote on Facebook Thursday.

“The Moscow headquarters has been seized. The locks are cut off again,” Lyaskin wrote. “The guard says there is a search being carried out."

“People are inside, but we cannot get in. The person who was on night duty does not answer, but the rings come through.”


Translation: 'At the headquarters right now'

Lyaskin said that around 10 policemen were on the premises.

During the night, bars were put on the windows of the headquarters on the Sadovnicheskaya embankment, and lights were switched off, Lyaskin wrote later on Twitter. 

Similar altercations with the police have taken place this month in Navalny’s election headquarters in Novosibirsk and Oryol.

Navalny led a series of demonstrations throughout Russia this year against corruption and has said he will run in presidential elections in 2018.

The opposition leader, who is currently serving a 25-day jail term for violating protest laws, is due to be released on Friday.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more