A court in Nizhny Novgorod arrested local resident Gleb Kalinichev for two months in the case of donations to the Anti-Corruption Foundation of Alexei Navalny. This was reported by OVD-Info with reference to the man’s lawyer.
Kalinichev, as his lawyer Kristina Tyurina clarified, was charged with financing extremist activities (Part 1 of Article 282.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). A day earlier, six masked security forces came to his home, broke down the door and seized all the equipment. After the search, the man was taken to the FSB for questioning.
Another suspect in donations to the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Muscovite Ilya Startsev, whose home was also searched by security forces on Wednesday, September 6, was taken to Orel. There, the man was given a preventive measure in the form of detention for a period of two months. As Sever.Realii clarified, Startsev supported Alexei Navalny during his 2018 presidential campaign.
Earlier it was reported that in Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Irkutsk and Syktyvkar, security forces came with searches to local residents who were accused of financing the FBK, recognized in Russia as “extremist”. In addition to the Kalinychev brothers and Ilya Startsev, security forces searched the apartment of Krasnoyarsk resident Andrei Novokreshchenykh, activist from Omsk Anton Kovrik, Irkutsk resident Alexei Kamkin and Syktyvkar resident Vyacheslav Hertsberg.
After a search, security forces from Omsk took Rug to Tyumen, where, presumably, a preventive measure will be chosen for him. There are no details about the searches of Novokrescheny, Kamkin and Hertsberg yet.
FBK was recognized as an extremist organization in 2021. Transferring money to them, as well as participating in activities after receiving such status, is considered a criminal offense by the Russian authorities.