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Russian prosecutors to look into TV doc's claims

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Oct. 06, 2012 18:33
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"Anatomy of a Protest 2," a documentary on NTV, showed alleged hidden camera footage suggesting that Left Front leader Sergey Udaltsov met with a representative of former Bank of Moscow owner Andrei Borodin to discuss raising $200 million for protests against President Vladimir Putin.
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MOSCOW — Russian prosecutors have ordered a probe into a TV documentary's allegations that opposition leaders are seeking to overthrow the government. 

In a fresh sign of the rising pressure on the Russian opposition, a Kremlin-friendly TV channel on Friday aired a program claiming that Russian opposition leaders are working with a disgraced banker and Georgian officials to overthrow the government.

The Prosecutor General's Office said on Saturday that it had ordered to probe to check the allegations.

"Anatomy of a Protest 2," a documentary on NTV, showed alleged hidden camera footage suggesting that Left Front leader Sergey Udaltsov met with a representative of former Bank of Moscow owner Andrei Borodin to discuss raising $200 million for protests against President Vladimir Putin.

Udaltsov described the documentary as "filth and lies". 

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