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MOSCOW, October 22 - RAPSI. Opposition figure Leonid Razvozzhayev has confessed to instigating mass riots, Investigative Committee official spokesperson Vladimir Markin said on Monday.
On October 21, Razvozzhayev, who was earlier placed on the federal wanted list, went to the Investigative Committee and said that he wanted to file an acknowledgment of guilt.
Markin said Razvozzhayev described the circumstances surrounding the riots, as well as Sergei Udaltsov's, Konstantin Lebedev's, and other individuals' involvement in organizing the protests on May 6 on Bolotnaya Square. He added that Georgian MP Givi Targamadze financed the riots.
"Everything described in the acknowledgment will be examined thoroughly," Markin said.
On October 19, the Investigative Committee placed Razvozzhayev on the federal wanted list. He was then charged charged with preparing mass riots together with Udaltsov and Lebedev.The case against them was initiated after the screening of the film, "Anatomy of Protest 2," on the NTV TV channel.
The film aired on October 5 and claims that Udaltsov and his supporters planned to stage mass riots and a coup using funding from the Georgian government. The documentary is complete with footage of Udaltsov's alleged meeting with a Georgian representative to discuss plans for the rebellion. NTV said on Thursday that the video was handed to the channel's correspondent in the street by a Georgian national who walked away without identifying himself.