The court in the capital of Russia will proceed to a case of vandalism on the Stalinist skyscraper
Tagansky court of Moscow will begin consideration on the merits of the painting in the colors of Ukrainian flag stars on the spire of the skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment, said Last news in court.
Hearings will be held in the open mode. As expected, at the first meeting, the Prosecutor will announce the bill of indictment, and the Defendants will Express their attitude to it. Then the court will proceed to examine witnesses and take evidence.
High-profile incident occurred on 20 August 2014. By assumption of the investigation, the defendants hung Ukrainian flag on the spire of a tall building. In addition, they could paint half stars, crowning the building in blue color. Currently the star returned to its original form.
according to investigators, the star painted Ukrainian rufer Pavel Usever, famous named Grisha Mustang, he helped the defendant Vladimir undercut, and the four based jumpers jumped from the roof to draw attention to this action. The investigation considers the purpose of this act " the destabilization of the situation in the capital of Russia and the provocation of hatred ".
The defense insists that everything is based jumpers " absolutely apolitical citizens, who just happened to be in the wrong place at That moment." Lawyer Valery Lavrov said that the investigation failed to prove their relationship with the Mustang - no detail talk on the phone or by localization. Specialists found on their clothing and equipment even traces of paint.
on the bench of the accused are five people: based jumpers Anna Lepeshkina, Alexander Cellars, Alexey Shirokogorov, Evgenia Korotkova and Roper St. Petersburg Vladimir undercutting. The result imposes on them two of article 213 (hooliganism) and 214 (vandalism) of the Russian Criminal code. Defendants threaten real prison terms. Currently based jumpers are under house arrest, undercutting in jail. On information protection, refer only one of the participants was familiar with the Mustang, and based jumpers was not acquainted, as long as They do not become parties to one case.
Base jumping is an extreme form of skydiving, without the need for an airplane or helicopter. Its history began in the 1980's, when the skydivers started jumping off of cliffs North America and fjords of Norway. In the early 1990s with the advent of special equipment new hobby began to gain popularity worldwide. The minimum height of an object experienced athletes jump 50 metres, and the maximum is over a kilometer.
The defendants based jumpers before many times prosecuted for jumping from tall buildings in the capital of Russia. But before this conflict the police regarded it As merely an administrative violation of the law and limited to small fines. Now they are facing already imprisonment in a colony - a Result described the jump As administrative disorderly conduct, and As hooliganism, and charged them with vandalism.
Defendants admit that jumped off the roof, But denied involvement in coloring the stars. They emphasize that the roof, from which They jumped, far below the spire of the building. The fact that based jumpers jumped in the day I painted the star, They explain the coincidence that " was in the wrong time, in a hopeless place ". As emphasized by lawyers, in this day paratroopers wanted to jump from the CHP, But I couldn't get past security. Then They looked at other high-rise buildings, such as the MFA, But in the end chose the skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya.
Responsible for painting the stars took on their own shoulders Mustang. He posted to the world wide web a picture is on some of the colored rays of the star with the flag of Ukraine. The result achieved extramural punishment for His detention and stated in the investigation, But Ukraine did not want to give rufer.
later Investigation detained 2 Russian citizens, who allegedly helped him. Mr .. already took into custody. In fact, there is another suspected - Kirill Ishutin, convicted for possession of drugs for one year and ten months in a General regime colony. In the case of vandalism He remained in the status of the witness. Thus Ishutin showed that the parachutists were also familiar with the Mustang and He had agreed with them via social networks about the jump on the day painting the stars.