Archpriest calles oligarchs "despisable nonentities"
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moscow, 1.5 thousand people attended scheduled demonstration in the Sokolniki park.
In Moscow, the archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Vsevolod Chaplin, called all the partakers of the Forbes list "despisable nonentities." The cleric's speech was published by YouTube channel Rupor Moskvy.
"They [the oligarchs] consider themselves masters of life, but in reality they are insignificant. The entire Forbes list consists of despisable nonentities, cowards because they know that they are wrong. Therefore, their incomes, luxury goods, oil revenues, and gas incomes must be used for the benefit of the people. Not only through taxes, but their wealth given by God has to be privatized," the participants of the meeting supported Chaplin's words shouting.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moscow, 1.5 thousand people attended the scheduled demonstration in the Sokolniki park, TASS reports. No detentions were recorded.
The rally in Moscow coincided with a similar action in St. Petersburg, but it was not approved. According to Mediazona, law enforcement officers detained 17 people in the northern capital. They were taken to the police department No. 76.
According to the pension reform approved by the government, the retirement age for men will be 65 years, and for women - 63 years. Dissatisfied people organize rallies and demonstrations.
Forbes magazine publishes the rating of billionaires every year.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.