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“The criminal case against Balashov has been opened under Article 280.2(1), Article 33(4) and Article 105(2-a,l) of the Russian Criminal Code (calls for extremism, inciting the murder of two and more persons, motivated by political and ethnic hatred or animosity),” Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Wednesday.

The defendant will be indicted in absentia and put on the wanted list in the very near future, he said.

“The investigators are going to ask the court to order his remand into custody,” Markin added.

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