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Police questions head of Navalny’s campaign office

September 05, 2013, 18:18 UTC+3
The legal proceedings were initiated in connection with sticking campaign leaflets on monuments in the city center
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Pochuev

Photo ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Pochuev

MOSCOW, September 5 (Itar-Tass) - Police have questioned the head of campaign headquarters of a candidate who’s is planning to run for the office of the mayor of Moscow, a Moscow police source told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

He is being questioned on vandalism charges. The legal proceedings were initiated in connection with sticking campaign leaflets on monuments in the city center.

Photographs recently posted in social networks showed that leaflets urging people to vote for opposition blogger Alexey Navalny had been posted on a monument to Russian singer and poet Vladimir Vysotsky.

In the meantime, the head of Navalny’s campaign headquarters, Leonid Volkov, has denied any links to the incident.

“This is a clear provocation. We are not sticking any leaflets,” he said. He told Itar-Tass that that apparently someone wanted to discredit Navalny and his supporters

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