The court spokeswoman Ulyana Solopova told Itar-Tass that Judge Alexander Zamashnuyk on Thursday would hold a preliminary hearing in the criminal case. It will be held behind closed doors, in accordance with the law.
Criminal proceedings against Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev over masterminding mass riots in various Russian regions had been instituted after the investigation studied the footage shown in the “Anatomy of a Protest-2” documentary that included video records of a meeting of the Russian oppositionists with Georgian politician Givi Targamadze.
The Left Front leader is under house arrest, and Razvozzhayev is in custody. They plead not guilty.