Barnaul former MP’s guards beat tattoo artist for criticizing his fitness club
The club owner resigned from the City Duma, refusing to disclose his income.
In Barnaul, the guards of former City Duma deputy Yegor Banshchikov attacked tattoo artist Mikhail Tau, who had criticized the ex-deputy's fitness club on Instagram. After Tau’s story post, his club card was blocked and he was summoned to Banshchikov’s office, where the conversation turned into a fight: Tau was twisted and pushed into the hall, his glasses and phone were broken, the tattoo artist claims.
Tau had made an Insta story post where he focused on the crumbling wooden benches in the fitness club, cracked upholstery of a machine seat and lockets with identical keys. The fitness club decided to get rid of the dissatisfied client, despite his remaining paid hours.
Banshchikov was elected to Barnaul’s Duma from A Just Russia, but failed to file a 2017 income statement. The deputy refused to disclose the information and wrote a statement of resignation for personal reasons. He was expelled from the City Duma on June 5.