MOSCOW, January 25 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Investigation Committee (SK) will conduct an inquiry into the appearance in the Internet of a video of a conversation of member of A Just Russia party Gennady Gudkov and oppositionist Vladimir Ryzhkov, SK spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.
“The SK Main Investigation Department for Moscow conducts pre-investigation checks in connection with the appearance of the video,” he added.
The video clip showing as Gudkov and Ryzhkov meet in a cafe appeared on the Web several days ago. One can see that during the discussion of preparations for another rally they also touch upon the future of A Just Russia. Gudkov and Ryzhkov discuss who of them in the future will head the party without its leader Sergei Mironov.
The leader of A Just Russia himself believes that this video is authentic, but argues that “there is no any split in the party.” According to Mironov, he “has already talked to Gudkov and told him that this is not a friendly conduct.”
Earlier, audio records of talks of another opposition leader Boris Nemtsov appeared on the Internet. In this connection, the RF Investigative Committee is also conducting a probe. The SK said that the PARNAS (People's Freedom Party) leader has failed to come to the investigator, although claims that the probe was conducted improperly.