TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, the opposition called a Trojan horse, said at a press conference the coordinator of the “Left front” Sergei Udaltsov. His words are quoted by REN-TV.
“When Sobchak joined the opposition — as it was called in opposition to the Trojan horse, how much I fought to have it removed at least from public events,” he recalled.
Also Udaltsov, who had served a term for organizing mass riots on Bolotnaya square, said he intends to do a revival of the “Left front”. In addition, it is suggested to nominate a single candidate from the left forces to Russia’s presidency in the elections of 2018.
In June 2012, a month after the riots in Moscow — several Russian opposition leaders were searched in the framework of “marsh business”. So, Sobchak was seized more than a million euros, 500 thousand dollars and 485 thousand rubles. In September of the same year the investigators returned the money. The suspicion that she evaded paying taxes, was not confirmed. Another opposition leader, Ilya Yashin, a refund is not received.
Sobchak, as well as Udaltsov, was in the Coordinating Council of the opposition — non-state political authority that existed from October 2012 to October 2013. The members of the Council repeatedly called his work ineffective.