Navalny said that his older daughter is currently studying in the U.S. and is now “left without a single penny” and his elderly parents can’t access their pensions. He said he didn’t have any cash reserves on hand and that his entire family has been effectively cut off from all funds.
Navalny called the situation “rather unpleasant.”
The politician said the freeze looked like it was linked to an investigation the authorities launched into his non-profit group last year.
Russian authorities alleged that a vast crowdfunding effort by the foundation was in fact a money laundering scheme, something Navalny denies. Navalny’s offices were raided last year, and the group’s bank accounts were frozen.