Sergey Udaltsov's organizational skills were estimated at 4.5 years

The court has sentenced the leader of the "Left Front" and his associates.
Yesterday Sergei Udaltsov and his colleague Leonid Leonid Razvozzhayev were found guilty of organizing mass riots on Bolotnaya Square May 6, 2012; Both were sentenced to 4.5 years in a penal colony. The punishment handed down to the organizers, were a little harder what was previously established by the court for ordinary participants of clashes with police. At the same time lawyers continue to insist that Mr Udaltsov prosecution is illegal, because the investigation is false qualified events on Bolotnaya Square.

Trial for the organization of mass riots on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012, which became the leader of the persons involved in the "Left Front" Sergei Udaltsov and his colleague Leonid Leonid Razvozzhayev, lasted nearly six months. Lord Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev charged with "preparation for the organization of unrest" and "organizing mass disturbances, accompanied by violence and pogroms" (Art. 1, Art. 30 and am. 1, Art. 212 of the Criminal Code). Leonid Razvozzhaeva also accused of illegally crossing the border (Part. 1, Art. 322 of the Criminal Code). According to investigators, after the initiation of the case, he fled to Ukraine. The prosecutor's office in the nrhenium parties asked for the defendants in the eight years of the colony.

The presiding judge read out the verdict Alexander Zamashnyuk eight long hours occasionally pausing to stop the applause from the audience and the audience hooting. For Mr. Zamashnyuk this is probably the last criminal case before a judge in the status of the Moscow City Court in May, he was recommended for the post of judge of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court combined.

The court found that Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Leonid Razvozzhayev organized mass disorders in conjunction with the already convicted on the same charges Konstantin Lebedev and Georgian politician Givi Targamadze. The latter, according to the investigation, the Russian activists handed at least $ 100 thousand. With this money, Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Leonid Razvozzhayev the summer of 2012 had, in particular, buy used Audi A6 and Opel Vectra (worth 300 thousand. Rub.). They purchased them with a difference of four days, and this proves I am sure Mr. Zamashnyuk that bought cars were exactly on the money of the Georgian policy.

Initially, he continued Mr. Zamashnyuk agreed with authorities procession dedicated inauguration of Vladimir Putin, went peacefully. When the crowd headed by Sergei Udaltsov and other opposition leaders held small stone bridge, calls were made to sit down on the pavement, he heard anti-government slogans. "Udaltsov spoke with reporters, ruled column, periodically stop and shouted slogans," - said the judge, emphasizing that at some point in the crowd have been calls to go to the Kremlin. According to Alexander Zamashnyuk, just sit-organizers of the march led to the crush in the crowd and provoked clashes with the police.

The latter, in turn, stressed Mr. Zamashnyuk, "behaved correctly, violations of law and morality are not allowed. From the crowd they flew smoke bombs, some of the participants of the rally riot policemen beat." As proof of the judge cited the testimony of victims of riot police, who have listed what they were injured during the clashes. According to Mr. Zamashnyuk, the most active participants in the clashes with the police used "as a cover for the elderly." In this case, the judge is convinced, "according to the attackersitseyskih "acted" in concert "as identical shouting slogans. The views expressed in previous meetings of the arguments of the protection of the accused, said that the police action without the consent of the organizers of the narrowed passage of the crowd with the Small Stone Bridge on marshy area, triggering the crush, a judge, in fact, rejected. According to him, the rally on Bolotnaya Square scheme was of an informal nature, and are not consistent with the police.

Just a few hours, Mr. Zamashnyuk continued listing spoiled during riots property:.. Police helmet, shape, etc. Announcing the arguments of the defense, the judge called them insolvent, and then moved to the punishment. Both the opposition were sentenced to 4.5 years in a penal colony and a fine of 150 thousand. Rub. Compared with the verdict ordinary participants of the "March of Millions", which was handed down by the court Zamoskvoretsky February 24, punishment does not seem too hard. Then, we recall, figures of the "swamp case" received sentences ranging from 2.5 to 3.7 years of imprisonment.

Immediately thereafter, Mr. Udaltsov, who came to the court with a bag (during the hearing he findsilsya under house arrest), was surrounded by four gunmen. "I will appeal the verdict," - he said.

According to lawyer Sergei Badamshina, who represented the interests of the other defendants "marsh case", the fact that the court did not agree with the prosecutor's demands, nothing says, "It does not matter that the term appointed small, the fact that a person convicted on false accusations. My colleagues have always insisted that there was no unrest in the area, therefore, and to organize them was impossible. "