Rosfinmonitoring has made the journalist Babchenko in the list of extremists
The Federal service for financial monitoring (RFM) introduced journalist Arkady Babchenko, who promised to pass through the center of Moscow in the American tank under the NATO flag, in the list of persons involved in extremism or terrorism, from the data on the website of RFM.
On the website of Rosfinmonitoring specified that Babchenko included in the list of physical persons "concerning whom there is information about their involvement in extremist activities or terrorism". The reasons for this decision are not specified.
Babchenko repeatedly over a number of years in their publications, including in social networks, sharply criticized the Russian authorities, supported the military operation of Kiev Donbass.
Already having left Russia, Babchenko has promised to return to Moscow on the American tank "Abrams" under the NATO flag.
Had Russian citizenship Babchenko 2017 worked on the TV channel ATR in Kiev, where he was the author of the program. In the summer of 2018, the media, and then the Ukrainian authorities reported that Babchenko, allegedly shot and killed in the stairwell of his house. However, the next day Babchenko appeared at the press conference of SBU. As stated by the head of the Agency Vasyl Hrytsak, the information about the "murder" Babchenko was part of a special operation to prevent the assassination of a journalist. In Kiev was detained businessman - the alleged organizer of the assassination attempt.
In the fall of 2019 Babchenko left Ukraine. As explained by the journalist in his Facebook message, he did it because of political beliefs.