St. Petersburg state institutions employees forced to fabricate candidacy list in favor of Beglov
Oppositionists shot the facts of wrongdoing in the administration building of the Vyborg district.
Heads of state institutions in St. Petersburg forced subordinates to fill in subscription lists in favor of the acting Governor of the city, Alexander Beglov, who has to collect 76.000 voter signatures for participating in the September elections as a self-nominated candidate. Members of Alexey Navalny's headquarters filmed state employees who enter the previously prepared personal data of St. Petersburg residents.
The video was filmed in the auditorium in the Vyborg district administration building. Activists warned state employees that they are committing a criminal offense under Article 142 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - Falsification of Electoral Documents, but the interlocutors took this with irony. Oppositionists intend to file a complaint with the Investigative Committee.
Rotonda Telegram channel reports on the coercion of state employees to commit a criminal offense. Then it comes under schools, kindergartens, and the Parking Management Center of St. Petersburg. A journalist from Znak.com asked Beglov to comment on the rumor about the candidacy lists at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, but the official declined to answer.
Russians have been standing for their rights more aggressively since the controversial pension reform, worsened financial situation and social unrest against the background of the elections to the Moscow City Duma.