The Russian Investigative Committee has confirmed that it possesses documents proving contacts between Russian opposition leaders and Givi Targamadze, a former head of the Georgian parliamentary defense and security committee.
"The Russian Investigative Committee can only confirm the fact of their [the documents'] existence and existence of a lot of other materials, which have been attached to the criminal case. They are being examined and subjected to the necessary analyses," Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax.
These documents, among other things, contain evidence of Targamadze's involvement in the organization of mass disturbances during an opposition demonstration on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow on May 6, Markin said.
"These materials contain evidence proving not only that Targamadze financed the Russian opposition but that he also played a significant role in organizing mass disturbances on Bolotnaya Square and coordinated the opposition leaders' actions in holding the March of Millions in Moscow," he said.
The fact that opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev retracted his voluntary confession is of no significance for the investigation, since it possesses other evidence proving his guilt, he said.
The Investigative Committee has prepared a legal assistance request to be forwarded to Georgian law enforcement agencies through the Russian Prosecutor General's Office in the near future, he said.
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