Russian opposition prepares new wave of anti-corruption protests

In Moscow and other Russian cities, initiative groups submitted applications for endorsement of rallies against corruption on June 12. At the moment, pro-active groups in 212 Russian cities have announced their planned participation in the protest rallies on June 12, oppositionist Alexey Navalny reports in his blog.

In many cities, the groups had stood waiting overnight in front of administrative offices in order to be the first to submit an application for holding a rally. The declared number of protestors in Moscow is 15,000 people.

In early March, Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation published an investigation into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s elite real estate, which had been acquired through corruption. The investigation says that Medvedev has created a multi-level corruption scheme for obtaining bribes from oligarchs. Thousands of people are involved in servicing the Russian Federation Prime Minister’s schemes and his real estate is guarded by state special services.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in the course of a government report in the State Duma, refused to comment on the allegations of the Anti-Corruption Fund.

  Russia, Navalny, Russian Opposition