Investigative Committee: Opposition activist pleads guilty

Leonid Razvozzhayev, an aide to State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomaryov, has confessed to investigators that the massive unrest that occurred in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square on May 6 had been financed by the former head of the Georgian parliament committee for defense and security Givi Targamadze, official spokesman for the Investigative Committee of Russia Vladimir Markin has told Interfax.

"On Oct. 21 Razvozzhayev himself contacted the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee and said he was willing to turn himself in," Markin said.

"He described in detail the circumstances of the way he, Left Front coordinator Sergei Udaltsov and other persons had planned to organize massive unrest in the territory of the Russian Federation and also the involvement of the said persons in massive unrest that occurred in Bolotnaya Square on May 6," Markin said.

"It follows from Razvozzhayev's confession that this unrest was financed by Targamadze," Markin said.

The official said Razvozzhayev was declared federally wanted on Oct. 18.

At the motion of the Main Investigative Department the court ruled to take Razvozzhayev into custody in relation to the criminal case of intended massive unrest in Moscow and other parts of Russia launched in relation to the film "Anatomy of Portest-2".

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