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Russia investigates alleged money laundering by anti-Kremlin opposition

MOSCOW, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Russian investigators said on Saturday that had opened a criminal investigation into the alleged laundering of 1 billion roubles ($15.3 million) by an anti-corruption foundation set up by jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

Russia's Investigative Committee made the announcement in a statement while an opposition protest organised by Navalny's allies was taking place in Moscow.

($1 = 65.2691 roubles) (Reporting by Andrew Osborn/Andrey Kuzmin Editing by Andrew Osborn)