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Russia Investigates Alleged Money Laundering by Opposition Politician Navalny

Alexei Navalny AP/TASS

Russian investigators said on Saturday they had opened a criminal investigation into the alleged laundering of 1 billion rubles ($15.3 million) by an anti-corruption foundation set up by jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

Russia's Investigative Committee made the announcement in a statement while an opposition protest organized by Navalny's allies was taking place in Moscow.

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