MOSCOW, February 17 - RAPSI. State Duma Deputy Robert Shlegel's appeal to the prosecutor's office to look into rumors that the opposition rallies in Moscow have been financed from abroad will remain unconsidered, attorneys told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/ on Friday.

The deputy earlier told RIA Novosti that he submitted to the prosecutor's office a request to check rumors about possible foreign financing.

As part of the checks, the Dozhd TV channel received an inquiry from the prosecutor's office pursuant to which it had to submit by February 21 written information about the sources of the financing of the December 10 and December 24 rallies in Moscow.

Shlegel said he submitted the inquiry over a month ago. According to him, there was plenty of information that the rallies and their participants received funds from abroad.

"I started wondering. It is wrong to trust rumors or unverified information, which is why I decided that it would be right to ask those who deal with such issues professionally," Shlegel said.