The teenager in trouble for putting out a cigarette on a religious icon's face is now in jail for disobeying police orders

Meduza
14:00, 9 february 2018

On Thursday, law enforcement in Krasnodar started investigating an apparent hate crime against a local church carried out by an 18-year-old named Egor Grishin. The young man recently shared a photograph on Instagram showing him putting out a cigarette on the face of an icon of the Archangel Michael.

On Thursday evening, officers came to Grishin’s technical institute and ended up arresting him for disobeying police orders. The teenager will spend the next nine days in jail, as the authorities continue to review the cigarette-icon incident.