Members of Pussy Riot face punishment after pitch invasion interrupting 2018 World Cup final  

Members of Pussy Riot face punishment after pitch invasion interrupting 2018 World Cup final
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Cases are initiated against three girls and one guy under two articles of the Code of Administrative Offenses.

Members of Pussy Riot face punishment for Luzhniki pitch invasion during the 2018 World Cup final. Cases are initiated against three girls and one guy under two articles of the Code of Administrative Offenses.

The case is initiated under the Article 20.31 (Violation of rules of spectators' behavior during official sports competitions) for pitch invasion. Pussy Riot can get a fine in the amount of 3 to 10 thousand rubles ($48-160) or compulsory work for up to 160 hours. Also, a ban on visiting official sports events for a period of 6 months to 3 years has been imposed.

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Also, a case is opened under Article 17.12 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (Illegal wearing of law enforcement agencies uniforms). A fine of 1500 rubles is to be imposed.

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Recall, France team overcame Croatia (4:2). France claimed the World Cup trophy for the second time.

The video of the interrogation of the activists has been published. It shows political activist Petr Verzilov and a girl, a member of Pussy Riot, answering questions of the police officers.

Policeman: Handcuffs! Put the handcuffs on both! You, b**tch, who are you? Full Name. Have you decided to sh**t on Russia?

Pyotr Verzilov: No, we support Russia, we are for Russia.

Policeman: Do you understand FIFA will fine Russia for that?

Pyotr Verzilov: Why?

Policeman: (Harsh language)

Pyotr Verzilov: We support Russia, as you do. Of course, if you are for Russia.

Policeman: You made Russia fall under sanctions.

Pyotr Verzilov: We did not, really.

Policeman: Are you insane?

Pyotr Verzilov: No

Policeman: Where did you get the uniform?

PyotrVerzilov: We took it on hire.

Policeman: On hire? I wish it would be ‘37th year now [editor’s note - a period of political repressions in the Soviet Union, 1936-1938]. I wish it would. You sh**t on Russia, didn’t you?

PyotrVerzilov: No, we didn’t sh**t on Russia, we didn’t have such a goal. We support Russia.

Policeman: Did not have a goal? You made Russia *** under sanctions!


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