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Close ally of Kremlin critic Navalny put on wanted list in Russia

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politicians Navalny, Sobol and Zhdanov take part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ivan Zhdanov, a close ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and the head of Navalny’s anti-corruption foundation, has been put on a federal wanted list, according to Russia’s interior ministry.

A Russian court this week ruled that the foundation was an extremist organisation, effectively outlawing it.

(Reporting by Anton Zverev; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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