A magistrate in the Oktyabrsky district of Krasnoyarsk fined Andrei Agafonov, adviser to the head of the Krasnoyarsk Territory administration, for five thousand rubles, who called local residents “a aching heap of shit” and “whiny rabble” after complaining about smoke from forest fires. This is reported by TASS and RIA Novosti , citing anonymous sources.
The court found Agafonov guilty of insult and appointed the minimum punishment provided for in part 2 of Article 5.61 of the Administrative Code.
Agafonov himself, according to the newspaper “Dela”, wrote on Facebook that he was fined five thousand rubles and he will appeal (now this record is not available). In another message, Agafonov said he did not plead guilty in the case of the insult.