Russian Opposition Leader Accused of Planning to Incite Riots

Sergei Udaltsov denies he planned violence


Russian authorities say they have launched a criminal case against opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, accusing him of planning to ignite mass riots.

Russia's Investigative Committee announced Wednesday that the probe was opened after a television documentary aired on a pro-government television station, appearing to show Udaltsov of conspiring with Georgian officials to overthrow the Russian government. The Committee said the film was examined and no evidence of fakery was found.