Investigative Committee charges Udaltsov with organizing mass unrest
MOSCOW, October 26 - RAPSI. On Friday, the Investigative Committee officially charged Left Front movement coordinator Sergei Udaltsov with organizing mass unrest, Vladimir Markin, the Investigative Committee's official spokesperson, told RIA Novosti.
"He is not pleading guilty," Markin said.
The criminal case was opened after the film "The Anatomy of Protest 2" was broadcast on NTV channel. The filmmakers claimed that the opposition was preparing a coup d'etat using foreign funds. Udaltsov, his attorney Konstantin Lebedev and oppositionist Leonid Razvozzhayev are defendants in the case.
The film shows Udaltsov and his companions talking with the then Georgian parliament's defense and security committee head Givi Targamadze, who is said to be experienced in planning "color" revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine, as well as mass riots in Belarus.
The investigation into the film established that the voice in the scenes filmed by a hidden camera was Udaltsov's and that the meeting shown in the film took place in Minsk in late June 2012.