The nationalist and one of the organizers of the Russian March, Dmitry Demushkin, was searched, and they came to his house early in the morning. He himself wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
“At 6:00 a.m., the police are pounding on the door. The reason is unknown,” he wrote. Later, a clarification appeared: “Dmitry is in a conversation. At 6 am, officers of the Federal Security Service came and conducted a search. The warrant was issued by a judge of the Moscow City Court at the request of the Major General of the FSB. As reported in words, the basis is suspicion of treason. The documents say 3 tbsp. 280.4".
Article 280.4 - on public calls for activities directed against the security of the state.
Demushkin's lawyer, Oleg Kolesnikov, says that he is a witness in a criminal case (it is not clear which one) and agreed to a search without the participation of lawyers. In a conversation with RBC, he clarified that Demushkin's "phone was confiscated, interrogated until they were detained, a matter of time." This is due, in his words, to "journalistic activity."
Telegram channel Shot, citing sources, claims that the reason for the searches was “criticism of a special military operation. So the employees themselves explained everything that was happening to him. ”
Demushkin is one of the organizers of the Russian Marches. He created such neo-Nazi and nationalist organizations as the "Slavic Union", "Russians" and "Slavic Power", they are recognized as extremist in the country. In 2017, he received 2.5 years in prison on a case of extremism. The reason was photos from the Russian March in 2014, Demushkin posted them on his VKontakte page. In 2019, he was released ahead of schedule, and later became the head of the administration of Barvikha near Moscow.