Video blogger Yuri Khovansky is included in the register of Russian individuals involved in terrorism and extremism. Corresponding order appeared on the Rosfinmonitoring website.
Khovansky is in jail on the case of justifying terrorism. The reason for initiating a case against the blogger was a song he performed about the terrorist attack on Dubrovka in 2002 with obscene expressions in relation to the child victims of the terrorist attack.
According to the investigation, Khovansky’s song contained “signs of public calls for terrorist activities, public justification of terrorism and its propaganda.” The blogger faces from five to seven years in prison with a ban on engaging in certain activities.
More than 4.4 million people have subscribed to Yuri Khovansky’s YouTube channel. In 2019, he became an assistant to the State Duma deputy from the LDPR faction Vasily Vlasov.
Earlier today Rosfinmonitoring introduced FBK in the list of extremists and terrorists. In addition to him, the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights was included in the register. These organizations will have their bank accounts blocked, and they will not be able to open new accounts either.
On June 9, the Moscow City Court recognized the FBK as an extremist organization. Now the activities of the foundation are officially banned, and its members and even just supporters, according to the new law, will not be able to be elected to the legislative bodies of all levels for several years. Previously, FBK was recognized as an organization performing the role of a foreign agent.