The head of the Novorzhevsky district of the Pskov region Sofya Pugacheva was fined 50 thousand rubles in the case of “discrediting” the Russian army, write Sever.Realii with reference to her lawyer Vladimir Danilov.
On June 19, the pupils of the summer camp pasted the letters Z and V on the windows of the House of Culture, but by order of Pugacheva they were removed on the same day. She made her decision explained the fact that these characters did not fit into the design theme.
“There are generally requirements for the provision of space for municipal property. It should be provided equally for all political parties, for all public opinions,” she said at the time.
The next day, all 15 deputies of the Novorzhevsky district voted for contacting the prosecutor’s office to give a “legal assessment” of Pugacheva’s actions. Deputy Nikolai Sokolov called her act “a shot in the back of a Russian serviceman.” The head of the district herself was not present at the discussion.
Danilov noted that the court “found evidence that was not there” and imposed a punishment. At the same time, a fine of 50 thousand is half the minimum fine for an official.
Sofia Pugacheva is a member of the Pskov branch of the Yabloko party. In 2019, she was elected head of the Novorzhevsky district. Pugacheva became the first opposition candidate to serve as head of a municipality in the area.