Ruslan Shaveddinov, the manager of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) who had been drafted into the army against his will, was found by his colleagues on service in a military unit near a helicopter pad with no cell reception. Alexei Navalny's press agent Kira Yarmysh announced this on Twitter on April 14.
According to Kira Yarmysh, she learned that her colleague Ruslan Shaveddinov was at the remote helicopter pad of Cherakino on Novaya Zemlya from one of the military men who had been there. Cherakino is 25 km from the cantonment of Severny where Military Unit 26894C is located.
"Evidently, as we expected, they have taken Ruslan inland in order to isolate him completely. Previously, he could call us at least once a week, just like other soldiers, and now he can not do this at all," Yarmysh wrote.
In October 2019, Shaveddinov was taken to the army directly from his home in Moscow, the lawyers of FBK failed to argue the legality of this special operation. In March 2020, the lawyers sued the Ministry of Defense as they could not contact Shaveddinov. Before that, the lawyer of FBK brought him a push-button mobile phone to the military unit for the communication with relatives provided by service regulations.
Human rights activists found legal inconsistencies in drafting the manager of FBK into the army against his will.