In Saratov, a deputy of the regional Duma from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and a candidate for the State Duma, Nikolai Bondarenko, was summoned to the police to draw up a protocol on the distribution of extremist materials (Article 20.29 of the Administrative Code). About this Bondarenko himself reported on your YouTube channel.
According to the communist, the challenge is connected with the “Manifesto of United Russia 2002”, which he published on his social networks 10 years ago.
If Bondarenko is found guilty of distributing extremist materials, he will not be able to run for elections for a year. According to Bondarenko, the authorities, initiating administrative proceedings against him, pursue only one goal – to remove him from the upcoming elections to the State Duma.
The 2002 United Russia Manifesto is a leaflet listing populist promises that the party was supposedly going to fulfill over the coming years. The party itself has repeatedly stated that this is a fake. In particular, such statements appeared after the release of Navalny’s video “Let us remember to crooks and thieves their manifesto – 2002”. This video showed footage of the statements printed on the flyer.
In February 2021, Bondarenko was detained at the entrance of his own house. The detention was connected with his participation in the protest action on January 31, as well as the placement of a poster “No to political repression!” In the meeting room of the Duma. Subsequently, Bondarenko has repeatedly announced his intention to run for the State Duma.
Nikolay Bondarenko has been a deputy of the Saratov Regional Duma since 2017.