An agronomist from Arzamas, Nizhny Novgorod region, Nikolai Shchelokov, who plowed the inscription “I am Russian” on the field to the song of the singer Shaman and filmed a clip on a drone with a camera, was fined 40,000 rubles for using a UAV. It is reported by IA "Regnum".
The police said that they liked the video for the Shaman song, but issued a fine.
Shchelokov filmed a video for the song “I am Russian” back in May and posted a video shot on a drone on social networks. However, since October 31, a ban on the use of drones has been in effect in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The area police launched an investigation after the release of the video. In the comments, Nizhny Novgorod residents also wrote that the tractor was probably foreign-made, which is “unpatriotic.”
Shchelokov himself told the agency that he immediately paid off the fine.
“Unfortunately, I was not aware of the drone ban. By the way, the police also supported me. When I came to the department, everyone shook hands with me. They said that it was cool to watch such an action, and the area glorified. But they said that they couldn’t do without a fine, “because of the resonance.”
He promised that he would make some kind of “performance” again, but the quadcopter would not be launched.