Investigators on Thursday, October 5, began searches of living in Moscow employees of the movement “Open Russia” and members of their families in the criminal case of theft of the assets of YUKOS oil company, said the organization. In addition, early in the morning, the investigation team arrived to the editorial Board of “Open Russia”, located in the capital, on Pokrovka street. To that point, there were only security guards. The guards also arrived at the office on Myasnitskaya street. None of the employees was not there either, said the organization.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation confirmed the information about the searches. As they say in the message on the website of the Agency, searches are carried out in the framework of the case against the former major shareholders and managers of Yukos, the theft of their oil subsidiaries of oil companies and its implementation, theft of stock and cash and their legalization.

“In the course of the investigation obtained evidence that allowed us to recognize four undesirable foreign organizations associated with the financing of individual entrepreneurs and other persons acting on behalf of the “Open Russia”. However, the financing activities of the same persons from abroad continues,” said SK. The Ministry said that the demonstrations “in order for a thorough examination of the circumstances” of financing and the investigation of the circumstances, “disposal of stolen funds”, at home and at work in individuals, funded, according to the investigation, from abroad, from the accounts of organizations controlled by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Leonid Nevzlin and “other members by their group.”

“On October 5, at about 06:30 in the morning, the investigators came with a search warrant, the chief editor of “Open Russia” Veronica kutsyllo, the parents of the Chairman of the same movement, Alexander Solovyev, the system administrator edition Artem Minich and daughter of the chief editor of control Center Andrew konyahina investigation”, – stated in the message on the website “Open Russia”.

The search is also the Manager of the Executive Directorate of the “Open Russia” Nina Alexa. According to the organization, investigations are conducted within the framework of the “case of Yukos” initiated in 2003.

The Chairman of the “Open Russia” Alexander Solovyov wrote

Investigators came to searches of employees “Open Russia” and their families in the “case of Yukos” 05.10.2017

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