Another opposition politician to be interrogated in painting theft case
MOSCOW, October 17 (RAPSI, Olga Siverkina) – On October 20, Russia’s Investigative Committee plans to interrogate Boris Nemtsov,a former Russian deputy prime minister and co-head ща the liberal People’s Freedom Party, over the theft of a painting by an artist from Vladimir, attorney Vadim Prokhorov told RAPSI.
According to investigators, an unidentified individual stole a painting by Sergei Sotov, called “The Bad/Good Person,” which the artist put on public display in a central street in Vladimir, a city about 200 kilometers east of Moscow. Police later found the painting in the apartment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the summer of 2014.
Navalny refused to testify in this case.
Navalny is involved in several criminal cases, including embezzlement at cosmetics company Yves Rocher Vostok and a libel case against Moscow municipal lawmaker Alexei Lisovenko. He has been placed on house arrest.