Petersburg resident Artur Dmitriev was fined 30,000 rubles for standing with a poster that featured a quote from President Vladimir Putin, reports Ekho Kavkaza. The court ruled that the quote discredited the Armed Forces of Russia. Dmitriev published the court ruling on his Facebook page.
The court said that on April 7 Dmitriev stood in the entrance hall of St. Petersburg subway station "Parnas" with a poster that read: "The war has brought so much intolerable trials, grief and tears that it is impossible to forget it. And there is no excuse or excuse for those who are plotting aggressive plans again.
He was detained. The court decided that Dmitriev "did not form an opinion about participation of the Armed Forces of Russia in a special military operation, but in a war and thus distorted and discredited the mission of using the Armed Forces outside the Russian Federation. He was fined 30 thousand rubles for this. The ruling was made by the judge with the last name of Mamina.
As Dmitriev wrote, the poster used a quote from President Vladimir Putin that he gave at the May 9, 2021 Victory Parade. The president's website has a transcript of Putin's speech, and it matches the text on the poster verbatim.
"The prank succeeded," Dmitriev commented on the situation.