In the city administration suggested the convicted blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky become a volunteer at a local hospice, reported the press Secretary of the mayor of Victoria Mkrtchyan. Her words quoted by the radio station “Moscow speaking” on Thursday, may 11.
She recalled that the head of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman, acting as a defense witness at the trial, offered publicly to take the blogger out on bail. “I think that this contact will happen and we will see Sokolowski, working in hospice,” said Mkrtchyan.
Earlier Thursday, the blogger expressed his intention to work with Roizman. “Try to justify the trust and (…) along with Roizman will take part in the projects,” said the young man.
On the same day, may 11, Verkh-Isetsky court of Yekaterinburg Sokolowski was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment. He was found guilty of inciting hatred or enmity (article 282 of the criminal code on extremist activity), but also insult of feelings of believers and the illicit trafficking of special technical means (during the search he found a pen with a video camera).
4 APR Roizman suggested that Sokolovsky is inherent in the “adolescent nihilism” and the best punishment would be a reprimand and community service.
In August last year, the 21-year-old blogger posted a video in which he plays Pokemon GO in the Temple-on-Blood in Yekaterinburg, built on the site of the execution of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family. After that he became involved in the case.