Russian prosecutors order probe into allegations of opposition leaders seeking to topple govt

The Associated Press

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".