Former Moscow municipal deputy Anastasia Bryukhanova became a defendant in a criminal case on the dissemination of "knowingly false information" about the Russian army, RBC reports , citing a source close to the TFR. She is accused of publishing a video about the atrocities of the Russian military in the Ukrainian city of Bucha near Kiev. Information about the criminal case is also confirmed by Baza and RIA Novosti.
Bryukhanov, who does not currently live in Russia, told Dozhd that she knew nothing about the criminal case brought against her. She also noted that on April 1 she received an electronic certificate of non-conviction, in which nothing was said about it.
Bucha was occupied by the Russian army at the beginning of the war. After the retreat of Russian troops from Kyiv on March 30, representatives of the Buchansk administration reported the bodies of civilians lying on the streets of the city. Subsequently, a lot of evidence of the crimes of the Russian military was found in the city, including torture places and places of mass executions of the civilian population.
Bryukhanov was elected a municipal deputy of the Moscow district of Shchukino in 2016. She tried to be elected to the Moscow City Duma in 2019, but she was not allowed to participate in the elections. In 2021, she ran for the State Duma in her single-mandate constituency. After processing most of the paper ballots, she was in the lead, but when the results of the electronic vote came in, she was suddenly overtaken by A Just Russia candidate Galina Khovanskaya.
Bryukhanov worked in the City Projects Foundation of Ilya Varlamov and Maxim Katz.