July 04, 2017 13:42
Russian opposition activist Maltsev leaves Russia - opposition member
MOSCOW. July 4 (Interfax) - Opposition activist Vyacheslav Maltsev has left Russia after a criminal case was opened against him, Denis Romanov of the New Opposition movement said.
"Maltsev is abroad now, a criminal case has been opened against him for setting up the extremist society Artpodgotovka [Artillery Preparation]," Romanov told Interfax on Tuesday.
Maltsev attempted to travel to Moldova through Ukraine but was not allowed to enter Ukrainian territory, and it is unclear where exactly he is now, but he has already crossed the Russian border, Romanov said.
"His plans at the moment are to find a city not far from Russia where he could stay and continue broadcasts of his channel," he said.
Maltsev has repeatedly attended events held by the New Opposition, a union of the liberals, democrats and nationalists set up in 2016.
On April 13, Maltsev, who was nominated from the Parnas party as a candidate at the State Duma election in the autumn of 2016, said that law enforcement officials came to his flat in Saratov with a search warrant and detained him after the search. Maltsev has provided a webcast of his detention and search in his flat, which, according to the documents, were carried out based on a ruling by Moscow's Basmanny District Court.
Maltsev had a heart attack after being detained and was taken to Moscow under medical observation, Roman Kovalyov, a representative of the New Opposition movement, said.
On April 14, Moscow's Tverskoy District Court found Maltsev guilty of failure to obey a lawful demand of a police officer (Article 19.3 of the Administrative Offences Code) and gave him 15 days of administrative arrest.
On June 12, Maltsev was detained during demonstrations in central Moscow. The Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow sentenced him to ten days of arrest for disobedience of police.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
May 26, 2019
Corvette Gremyashchiy begins builders' trials in Baltic Sea
Patriarch Kirill sanctifies Church of All Saints in Strasbourg
Fighting for Tripoli to continue, militia to be amnestied - Haftar
NATO calls on Russia to immediately free Ukrainian sailors, ships
Syrian military repel attack by some 200 militants in Hama province, destroy over 50 terrorists, armored vehicles - center for reconciliation
Some 80,000 police officers worked at 'Last Bell" events in schools - Interior Ministry
Yury Molodchenko resigns as deputy governor of Rostov region
Three people killed in car crash in Dagestan
Rescuers find bodies of another 2 tourists who went missing in Khakasiya in fall 2018
Firefighters extinguish fire in Irkutsk shopping center, 500,000 square meters burns down - Emergency Situations Ministry
Four people, including 3 children, killed in fire in house in village in Krasnoyarsk Territory
Northern fleet repels massive air attack
U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about results of the trilateral meeting on Afghanistan settlement that took place in Moscow on April 25, prospects of the intra-Afghan meeting in Doha, and Russia‘s role in the Afghan issue.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has given an interview to Interfax ahead of the Alliance‘s 70th anniversary that is to be celebrated on April 4. He speaks in the interview about the NATO‘s vision of future relations with Russia, its attitude to the situation surrounding the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) Treaty and the New START Treaty, as well as further plans of expanding the Alliance.
British Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the current situation in the relationship between the United Kingdom and Russia, the impact of the Skripal case on it, the restoration of the numbers of diplomatic staff, exchange of information on counter-terrorism, possible introduction of sanctions over the Kerch Strait incident, the INF Treaty, and British-Russian economic relations.