How much are disorders in Russia?22.04.2013 | 17:58
The organizers of the riots at the Bolotnaya Square received 50 thousand rubles a month. This amount was made public by the prosecutor Michael Reznichenko in the Moscow City Court. The court is considering the case of the opposition activist Konstantin Lebedev, who is accused of orchestrating the riots.
According to the investigation, Lebedev together with the accomplices "agreed the time, place abd scenario of mass disorders, met with residents supporting the spirit of opposition, handed literature and leaflets for pasting." Also the suspect is charged for distributing the money from the Georgian politician Givi Targamadze and controlled their spending, said the prosecutor.
On Monday, during the disclosure of the indictment against oppositionist Lebedev in Moscow City Court prosecutor Michael Reznichenko said that the accused received this amount from Targamadze. "150 thousand was allocated for the campaign material, and 80 thousand rubles - for the increase in the number of participants from other regions," said the prosecutor. He also said that 50 thousand rubles was paid as a personal reward.
"Lebedev assigned a monthly fee in the amount of 50 thousand rubles for himself, Udaltsov [coordinator of the" Left Front "Sergei Udaltsov] Razvozzhaev [Assistant State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev, a member of the coordinating council of the opposition Leonid Razvozzhaev], and allocated funds for the rental of an apartment for secret meetings, a car, printing, purchase of stands and other needs," said Reznichenko. According to the prosecution, Lebedev also bought a tent to arrange camp in the places of riots, and prior to that organized a training camp in Lithuania. "Lebedev was to control the course of the riots and further report to Targamadze," said the prosecutor.
For comparison, in December 2012, the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin said that by late this year the average salary in the capital must exceed 50 thousand rubles. According to him, the average salary of teachers in the capital amounts to 57 thousand rubles.
The prosecution demanded to sentence Lebedev to five years in prison. The lawyers asked the court to sentence the activist to a conditional term. The Moscow City Court is scheduled to pass sentence on April 25.
While, the court has extended the house arrest of Lebedev to six months. "The reasons for the house arrest have not dropped off, so we ask to extend this preventive measure," said the prosecutor. The victims, the accused and their defenders did not object against the application of public prosecution, the Interfax reported.
The case of Konstantin Lebedev is being considered in a special manner, since he has admitted his guilt. Lebedev's testimony are related to the deal with the investigation were announced behind the closed doors.
Konstantin Lebedev was arrested and detained in October 2012. Originally he was accused of the preparation of unrests in Russia, after the airing of TV show "Anatomy of a protest-2." The show contained footage from a meeting between Lebedev, Razvozzhaev, Udaltsov and Targamadze. At the meeting, which according to the RF IC took place in June 2012, they allegedly discussed the possibility of organizing riots in Russia. Lebedev has admitted the record authentic.
Subsequently, the case was joined in one proceeding on the "Bolotnoye case" instituted in May 2012, on the wake of clashes at Bolotnaya Square between police and participants of the "March of millions", Lenta.ru reported.
According to the prosecution, on May 6, "Lebedev along with the accomplices organized a breakthrough of the cordon and used physical force, ignoring the legitimate demands of the police, threw pieces of asphalt, rocks, sticks, smoke bombs, Molotov cocktails, a liquid with a pungent odor, destroyed and damaged property, built barricades, destroyed body armor, helmets and communications equipment."
On April 5, it was announced that the activists of the "Left Front" Konstantin Lebedev pleaded guilty for organizing mass riots at Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012. Then Lebedev's lawyer Valery Lavrov said that he had confirmed the authenticity of the video of the meeting between the Russian opposition activists and Georgian politician Givi Targamadze.
The verdict says that Lebedev organized a riot at the Bolotnaya Square together with the coordinator of the "Left Front" Sergei Udaltsov, opposition leader Leonid Razvozzhaev and Georgian politician Givi Targamadze.
On October 18, 2012, Konstantin Lebedev was charged for the preparation for the organization of mass disorder.
According to the RF IC, coordinator of the "Left Front" Sergei Udaltsov, the Assistant Deputy of Ilya Ponomarev Leonid Razvozzhaev and Lebedev took part in a meeting with representatives of Georgia, which was shot with a hidden camera and shown in "Anatomy of a protest - 2". According to the RF IC, the Georgian side in the conversation was represented by member of the Georgian Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Security Givi Targamadze, Georgian consul in Moldova Mikhail Iashvili and three assistants. At the meeting they discussed the preparation of illegal acts in Moscow and other regions of the Russian Federation. Expertise was carried out in just nine days and showed no evidence of mounting video materials.