Krasnoyarsk region resident fined for insulting Putin on the Internet
The man complained about low salary and insulted the president.
A resident of the Krasnoyarsk region, Yevgeny Noskov, has been fined 30 thousand rubles ($457) for contempt of authority, MBH media reports. The man wrote a message on Vkontakte, in which he complained about a low salary and insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin by calling him the F-word.
“I wrote that Putin is a f****t. I have three jobs but receive salary as if it was just one job,” Noskov told the publication.
During court hearing, he pleaded guilty and repented of his deed. When imposing a fine, the court took into account that Noskov earned 18 thousand rubles ($274) a month, lived alone, and spent 4,300 rubles ($65) a month on utility bills.
At the moment, Noskov’s profile on Vkontakte is deleted. He wrote on Odnoklassniki that he wanted to “disappear and forget himself.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on disrespect for power on March 18, 2019. On April 22, a resident of the Novgorod region Yury Kartizhev was fined 30 thousand rubles for the first time under this law. He had written “Putin is a pathetic *******” on social networks.