The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has declared the writer Borys Akunin wanted

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has declared the writer Borys Akunin wanted

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has declared the writer Borys Akunin (Grygory Chkhartyshvili) wanted. The search card was discovered by “Mediazona”.

In December of last year, because of the writer’s anti-war statements, criminal cases were initiated against him on articles about the so-called fakes about the Russian army and about the justification of terrorism. The Ministry of Justice of Russia included him in the register of so-called foreign agents, and Rosfinmonitoring – in the list of terrorists and extremists.

Akunin has been living in London since 2014. He repeatedly criticized the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemned the annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine. After the start of the war, Akunin’s works in Russia experienced censorship pressure. His name was removed from the posters of performances based on his plays. Some theaters canceled such performances. The AST publishing house announced that it is suspending the distribution of Akunin’s books. In the chain of stores “Chitay-horod – Bookvoed” ego books were removed from sale. Another publishing house, Zakharov, which also published Akunin’s works, was searched.



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