Russian authorities may charge man with disrespecting the government for posting ‘Putin is an actual fuckwit, not an unbelievable one’
An administrative protocol has been submitted against Vologda Oblast resident Yury Shadrin under Russia’s recently passed administrative law on disrespecting the government online. Pavel Chikov, who leads the human rights group representing Shadrin, wrote about the case on Telegram.
The protocol was triggered by a post Shadrin made on the social media network VKontakte that read, “Putin is an actual fuckwit, not an unbelievable one.” In April, another Russian man, Yuri Kartyzhev, was fined $470 for a post calling Putin “an unbelievable fuckwit.”
According to Chikov, Shadrin’s friends believe local authorities are attempting to bring administrative charges against him because he organized a protest against Russia’s federal pension reforms in July of 2018.