Politician Leonid Gozman was detained at the exit from the detention center in Mnevniki, where he spent 15 days because of a post on his Facebook page. It is reported by Novaya Gazeta. Europe". Employees of the 2nd special police regiment were waiting for the politician at the door of the special detention center, after which they put him in a car and drove away.
As Mikhail Biryukov, Gozman's lawyer, told Dozhd, the politician managed to call him at the exit from the special detention center and inform him that he was being taken to the Tverskoye police department. The police department confirmed to Biryukov that an administrative protocol would be drawn up against Gozman, but they did not specify under what article.
Update: Gozman was detained under part 2 of article 13.48 (identification of the USSR and Nazi Germany) for a post in LiveJournal from 2013, the lawyer said. He was left for the night in the police department, on September 14 at 11 o'clock a court hearing on this case will take place.
On August 30, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow placed opposition politician Leonid Gozman under administrative arrest for 15 days. The 72-year-old politician was detained under an administrative protocol on the identification of the actions of the USSR and Nazi Germany (part 1 of article 13.48 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).
Police Major Tsymbalova indicated in the report that this was "one of the most dangerous administrative offenses." Gozman himself stated in court that he did not demonstrate extremist symbols and swastikas, and also "does not keep Hitler's cap, as it is kept in the main temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation."
“I did not call for violence, I have a lot of texts where I say that all political changes should take place peacefully. <...> I said that Hitler and Stalin acted differently. He said that Hitler killed strangers, and Stalin killed his own. And there is confirmation of all this, including a monument to the victims of the communist regime not far from here.”
The article, according to which a protocol was drawn up against Gozman, appeared in the spring of 2022, the maximum punishment for it is 15 days of arrest.
In the publication that opened the case, Gozman wrote that Hitler was an absolute evil, but Stalin was even worse. According to the politician, the NKVD is worse than the SS, "because the Chekists killed their own."
On July 15, it was reported that Gozman was detained and taken to the Investigative Committee, where he was interrogated and released. Then he told The Insider that a criminal case was brought against him due to failure to notify him of his second citizenship under Art. 330.2 of the Criminal Code. Later, the same criminal case - about failure to notify dual citizenship - was brought against Gozman's wife.
Gozman is the president of the Union of Right Forces, a right-wing liberal political party that existed in Russia from 1999-2008. In the spring of 2021, the Gagarinsky District Court of Moscow fined him 20,000 rubles because of a rally in support of Alexei Navalny. In May 2022, the Ministry of Justice included Gozman in the list of "foreign agents".