The Syktyvkar City Court has fined Andrei Tarabukin for 30 thousand rubles under the article on discrediting the Russian army. On March 13, the activist held a poster against the special operation in Ukraine at one of the city's shopping centers. Tarabukin informed 7x7 about the fine.
On March 13, Andrei Tarabukin held an anti-war poster at the Vivaldi Plaza Shopping Center. The police approached him and asked if he was against the Russian army. After that, law enforcement officers drew up a protocol on discrediting the Russian Armed Forces against the activist (Article 20.3.3 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation).
On March 31, Tarabukin was spreading leaflets against military actions in Ukraine. The police identified him from the cameras and detained him. A second protocol was drawn up against him under the article on discrediting.
The activist told 7x7 that he had appealed the fine.
On March 4, Vladimir Putin signed two bills at once — amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offenses. In the first case, liability is incurred for discrediting the military, spreading fakes and calls for sanctions against Russia. The new article on an administrative offense repeats the criminal one on the armed forces (Article 20.3.3).
The first fine under this article was imposed on Maxim Murashka from Kemerovo Oblast — 60 thousand rubles. According to the police, he called on participation in an uncoordinated rally in social networks.