Six Months of Anti-War Actions East of the Urals: Statistics from the Courts
Aug. 24 – Most reporting about anti-war protests and cases brought against participants
are either about particular or about the Russian Federation as a whole, but the
Sibir.Realii portal has assembled data from courts on these things for
Russia east of the Urals during the first six months of Putin’s war in Ukraine.
in this region dealt with a minimum of 1043 administrative law cases concerning
most active regions were Krasnoyarsk Kray, Novosibirks Oblast, and the Sakha
than 19.3 million rubles (300,000 US dollars) in fines were levied in these
of the cases involved charges that the individuals involved had discredited the
military, although different courts defined that term differently and little
effort appears to have been made to provide a common standard.
cases against protesters peaked in March but then declined in the summer.
percent of those charged and convicted were men, an intriguing finding given
that in Siberia and the Far East women have taken a leading role in organizing
than 40 people east of the Urals were charged with crimes for anti-war views.