The co-Chairman “Other Russia” received three years in prison for arms smuggling
Moscow. 7 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Matveev-Kurgan district court of the Rostov region sentenced to three years of imprisonment of the co-Chairman “Other Russia” Alexander Averin for illegal possession and attempted smuggling of weapons, the press service of the unregistered party.
“Alexander Averin, one of the leaders of “Other Russia”, in Matveevo-Kurgan district court only got three years (of the colony — if) General regime”, — said “Interfax” in press-service.
The co-Chairman “Other Russia” were detained on 7 April at the checkpoint Matveev Kurgan in the Rostov region. When crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border he found a Makarov pistol.
Averin was charged under article 222 (illegal storage, transportation or carrying of weapons) and article 226.1 of the criminal code (smuggling of firearms or main parts), but later the court in the remand retrained its actions on the attempted smuggling of weapons and ammunition (article 30, article 226.1 of the criminal code).