Igor Orlovsky, a resident of the Krasnoyarsk region, was sentenced to 7.5 years in a general regime colony on charges of rehabilitating Nazism and so-called fakes about the Russian army, OVD-Info reports.
The reason was Orlovsky’s comment on social networks, where he compared the political courses of Hitler and Stalin before the Second World War. “Stalin was the same aggressor as Hitler,” Orlovsky wrote. The investigation found false information about the army in a post in “VKontakte” about the Russian attack on the drama theater in Mariupol, where civilians were hiding.
Orlovsky also left two comments that mentioned the killing of civilians and the destruction of Ukrainian cities, as well as the words of the former ombudsman of Ukraine that Russian soldiers raped children in Buch.
It became known about the initiation of a criminal case against Orlovsky in December 2022. The prosecution requested ten years of imprisonment for the Krasnoyarsk citizen.
- Articles about so-called fakes and about “discrediting the army” appeared in the codes of Russia shortly after its invasion of Ukraine. Russian courts recognize as discrediting the message about the war in Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “special operation”, and “fakes” – any information that differs from the version of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.