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On Pussy Riot instituted administrative cases per share during the finals of the 2018 World Cup

They face fines of up to 10 thousand rubles, compulsory work and a ban on visiting football.

Activist Pussy Riot and football player of the French national team Kilian Mbappa. Reuters photo

Police in Moscow filed administrative charges against members of the group Pussy Riot, ran out on the field of the stadium “Luzhniki” during the final match of the World Cup, according to the website of the capital’s board.

The cases were brought up according to articles 20.31 (Violation of the behavior rules of spectators during official sports competitions) and 17.12 (Illegal wearing of uniforms with signs of difference, with symbols of state paramilitary organizations, law enforcement or controlling bodies).

The maximum penalty under the first article provides for a fine of up to 10,000 rubles, compulsory work up to 160 hours and a ban on attending sporting events for three years. The second article implies a fine of up to 1500 rubles and confiscation of uniforms – activists Pussy Riot ran out onto the field in the form of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, taken, they said, for hire.

At the beginning of the second half of the match, France-Croatia, four members of Pussy Riot ran out onto the field in police uniforms and reached the center before they were detained. With the help of the action “Militiaman comes into play” they demanded to release all political prisoners, cancel the terms for “husky” and illegal arrests at rallies, admit political competition in the country and not fabricate criminal cases.

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