Musician Andrei Makarevich was included in the list of "foreign agents" at the request of the "E" Center for "propaganda of deviant behavior." This was announced by the head of the human rights "Agora" Pavel Chikov with reference to excerpts from the court decision.
The decision states that Makarevich carries out political activities "in connection with the influence exerted on him by a foreign source." Most of the materials he published on social networks spread negative opinions about the decisions of the Russian authorities, including accusing them of committing war crimes, as well as identifying the Russian Federation and Nazi Germany.
The court concluded that Makarevich "influences the audience in order to promote a deviant model of behavior that is inconsistent with the state policy of the Russian Federation."
The court decision mentions an interview with the Dozhd TV channel and Dmitry Gordon. Earlier, the musician's lawyer Alexander Peredruk told RBC that Makarevich was included in the register for interviews he gave to foreign journalists and the media - "foreign agents".
The Ministry of Justice included Makarevich on the list of "foreign agents" at the end of November. “Foreign funding was not found, but since he gave interviews to foreign journalists, it was considered “foreign influence” - they allegedly provided him with a platform for disseminating opinions,” the lawyer said at the time.
Peredruk said that the Ministry of Justice regarded the interview with Gordon as "foreign influence", since the journalist himself is also on the list of "foreign agents". However, the interview with Makarevich came out before Gordon was entered into the register. According to Peredruk, the Ministry of Justice also failed to explain what Gordon's influence on Makarevich was and why it was in the interests of Ukraine. Chikov noted that Makarevich was the first to be included in the register of "foreign agents" not for funding, but for "foreign influence."