MOSCOW, January 29 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Investigative Committee has put Leonid Volkov, an associate of opposition blogger Alexey Navalny, on the wanted list on charges of encouraging minors to take part in unlawful actions, the body’s press service informs on Friday.

Investigators allege that Volkov, well aware beforehand that that meetings were not approved by the competent agencies because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nevertheless, on January 21 published on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram his calls for minors to take part in unauthorized rallies in Moscow and other Russian towns on January 23.