TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
The Kremlin is taking active measures to eliminate all politically significant opponents. The exclusion of Igor Strelkov has shattered another community of turbo-patriots, which posed a potential threat of an armed rebellion. Kremlin presents the end of ephemeral democracy, in which Vladimir Putin could face soft criticism. The 2024 elections in Russia should demonstrate that the unchanging leader continues to enjoy its unwavering public support.
Moscow City Court has approved the arrest of Igor Strelkov. The Moscow City Court has deemed the arrest of Igor Strelkov (Girkin) in case of calls for extremist activities lawful. The ruling of the Meschansky Court of Moscow dated July 21, 2023, on the imposition of a pretrial detention as a measure of restraint against Strelkov until September 18, 2023, remains unchanged.
The Kremlin rejects the international investigation into the crash of the Embraer aircraft. Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President, calls the involvement of international structures in the investigation of the Evgeny Prigozhin’s plane crash impossible, as deliberate actions are considered one of the main versions of this incident.
Three Lithuanian judges have been arrested in absentia. The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has arrested three Lithuanian judges from the Vilnius District Court in absentia. The judges handed down a verdict against Soviet military personnel and leaders of the USSR in the case of the assault on the television center in Vilnius in 1991. Russian investigators accuse them of delivering an obviously unjust verdict against Russian citizens (Part 2 of Article 305 of the Criminal Code).
The Russian subsidiary of Google is being asked for 20.2 billion rubles and faces bankruptcy. The total financial obligations of Google's Russian legal entity, OOO "Google," to creditors and authorized bodies amounts to nearly 20.2 billion rubles. The Federal Tax Service, which has claimed demands of 19.57 billion rubles, identifies itself as the largest creditor.