Tagansky court of Moscow on Tuesday will announce a verdict in the case of painting in the colors of Ukrainian flag stars on the spire of the skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment, said Last news in court.
on the bench of the accused are five people: based jumpers Anna Lepeshkina, Alexander Cellars, Alexey Shirokogorov, Evgenia Korotkova and Roper St. Petersburg Vladimir undercutting. They are imputed to two of article 213 of the Russian criminal code (hooliganism) and 214 (vandalism).
first, the Prosecutor asked to sentence Pogrebova, Shirokogorov, Korotkova and Mr .. to three years in a General regime colony each. The lepyoshkina, who is expecting a child, the prosecution requested 3 years probation. The defense insists on the acquittal of all defendants.
the incident received wide attention, occurred on 20 August 2014. By assumption of the investigation, the defendants posted Ukrainian flag on the spire of a tall building in the center of the capital of Russia. In addition, They could paint half stars, crowning spire, blue. Currently the star returned to its original form.
according to investigators, the star painted Ukrainian rufer Pavel Usever, also known As Grisha Mustang, he helped the defendant Vladimir undercut, and the four based jumpers jumped from the roof to draw attention to this action. The investigation considers the purpose of this act " the destabilization of the situation in the capital of Russia and the provocation of hatred ".
Base jumping is an extreme kind of parachuting, for classes that do not require any aircraft or helicopter. Its history began in the 80-ies of the previous century, when the skydivers started jumping off of cliffs North America and fjords of Norway. In the early 1990s with the advent of special equipment new hobby began to gain popularity worldwide. The minimum height of an object jump experienced athletes is 50 meters and the maximum is over a kilometer.
The defendants based jumpers before many times prosecuted for jumping from tall buildings in the capital of Russia. But before this conflict the police regarded it As merely an administrative violation of the law and limited to small fines.
Defendants admit that jumped off the roof, But denied involvement in coloring the stars. They emphasize that the roof, from which They jumped, far below the spire of the building. The fact that They jumped The day painted the star, They explain the coincidence, the fact that " was in the wrong time, in a hopeless place ". As emphasized by lawyers, in this day paratroopers wanted to jump from the CHP, But I couldn't get past security. Then They looked at other high-rise buildings, for example, the foreign Ministry, But in the end chose the skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya.