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Russian opponent Alexeï Navalny announced Monday, July 20, the liquidation of his Foundation against corruption. The political activist and his society accumulate the lawsuits and therefore the debts. It is a last lost lawsuit against a close friend of Vladimir Putin who forced the opponent to lower the curtain. Russian justice demands more than a million euros from the activist and his relatives. But Alexeï Navalny warns: this is not the end of his engagement. </p><div> <p><em>From our correspondent in Moscow,</em><strong> Paul Gogo</strong>
« Attention, this is not an exercise, we are closing the Foundation against corruption. It’s like when stores write “closed store”, “liquidation” in large letters. They take the opportunity to sell their goods, allegedly at a discount. But in reality, we will not close anything. It is with humor that the opponent to the Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, announced, Monday, July 20, the liquidation of his company.
Despite lawsuits, Navalny promises to recreate a structure
Little known outside Russia, this company is a veritable editorial staff made up of investigative journalists and lawyers. It is thanks to this team that the opponent of the Kremlin regularly manages to denounce corruption schemes that affect various actors in the Russian political and media world.
But the opponent is now hard hit in the wallet. Justice is asking him to reimburse the losses recorded by public transport in Moscow during the demonstrations of last summer. And a final libel suit, brought by Evgeny Prigozhin, a relative of Vladimir Putin, was lost by Alexeï Navalny last week. Enough to complete the opponent who promises to quickly recreate a structure. Justice claims more than a million euros, personally, on behalf of his company or through his colleague, Lioubov Sobol.