The detective leading the case against Russia’s top anti-corruption activists has a history of controversial investigations

The detective heading the criminal case against Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation is reportedly a major crimes investigator with a controversial record: Colonel Alexander Lavrov also supervised the embezzlement probe into stage and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, and participated in the bribery case against former Kirov Governor Nikita Belykh.