The police detained the former director of the broadcast of the YouTube channel “Navalny LIVE” Alexei Yakovlev in the plane at the Sheremetyevo airport when his flight landed in Moscow.
Yakovlev told Open Media that he had been taken away for questioning to the Investigative Committee on the fraud case initiated against the politician Alexei Navalny. The director said that earlier the investigator had called him and summoned him for questioning, but he refused to accept the summons by phone.
On December 29, 2020, the Investigative Committee opened a large-scale fraud case against Alexei Navalny. According to the investigation, the politician spent for personal purposes part of the 588 million rubles that he collected as donations for non-profit organizations associated with him. In May, Navalny’s associates were summoned en masse for interrogation in the UK.