On the evening of August 29, in the Aksai district of the Rostov region, the house of a local opposition activist and blogger, candidate for deputy of the Aksai City Duma, Sergei Shalygin, was completely burned down. The activist himself connects this with political activity and the conduct of the Don for Change group on the social network Facebook, writes “Caucasus. Realities”.
The politician learned about the arson from the general chat of the Donskoye garden partnership in the Olginsky settlement of the Aksaysky district, since he himself was in Rostov-on-Don at that time.
“I have not crossed the road for anyone, either personally or in a work plan. I don’t associate this arson with anything other than political activity. There was no gas in the house, no electricity, no flammable liquids. The windows and the door were closed, there was a fence around, there could be no strangers there, ”said Sergei Shalygin.
He believes that the arson is connected not so much with his participation in municipal elections, as with the conduct of the opposition group “Don for Change”.
Sergei Shalygin called the burning of the house a huge loss for the family. “We will somehow survive” – wrote he’s on Facebook.
On August 30, Sergei Shalygin filed a complaint with the Aksai police about the arson. On Tuesday, his wife, for whom the land plot is registered, is awaited in the fire department to give explanations on the situation.
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