Gorinov is charged under the article on “fake news” about the Russian army (Part 2 of Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code).
The case also involves the head of the district, Elena Kotenochkina, who is now outside Russia.
The investigation believes that Kotenochkina and Gorinov used their official position to discredit the Russian military.
In particular, at a meeting of the Council of Deputies on March 15, they called the “special operation” in Ukraine a war and claimed that the Russian government wants to seize the territory of this country.
The video of the meeting and speeches of the defendants in the case was published on the YouTube channel of the Krasnoselsky District.
In addition, according to the prosecution, the deputies stated that during the “special operation” children die every day, and compared the Russian state with the fascist one.
The case also includes a video from March 16, which was recorded by Kotyonochkina – according to investigators, it refers to “a large number of military personnel undergoing military service in the combat zone on the territory of Ukraine.” Gorinov was detained on March 26, on the same day security officials searched his apartment and the building of the Council of Deputies of the Krasnoselsky District.
Yashin, his assistant Veronika Shulgina and the District Councilor Mikhail Biryukov were interrogated as witnesses.
Kotenochkina’s husband was also summoned for interrogation. According to Yashin, a criminal case was initiated due to denunciations by State Duma deputies Oleg Leonov from the New People faction and Alexander Khinshtein from United Russia.