Russia opens probe against opposition leader
MOSCOW (AP) - Investigators in Russia say they are opening a criminal probe against leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov and several other opposition activists for their alleged role in plotting mass riots.
The Investigative Committee said in a statement on Wednesday that the probe will check claims made in a recent documentary aired by a Kremlin-friendly TV channel that opposition leaders worked with Georgian officials to overthrow the government.
Investigators were also searching homes of Udaltsov and his parents on Wednesday morning.
NTV last week aired a documentary, claiming that Udaltsov met with officials from Georgia to plot riots in Moscow.