In St. Petersburg, near the campaign cube, they detained Dmitry Osipov, a candidate for deputies of the Legislative Assembly from Yabloko, reported in the party’s Telegram channel.
The candidate was taken to the 80th police department in the Kolpinsky district. They are going to arrange protocol under Art. 14.37 Administrative Code (violation of advertising requirements) due to campaigning, the team said.
“Setting up a campaign cube, distributing leaflets and communicating with voters is campaign activity, not advertising,” noted in Yabloko. “Campaigning activities do not require coordination with the authorities and can be carried out without hindrance.”
In St. Petersburg, this is the second such case in a week. Earlier, on September 5, the police also detained the Yabloko candidate Yuri Bagrov, who handed out election leaflets at the metro station. Later he was released from the police department with the obligation to appear to draw up a protocol.