The famous sociologist of socialist views Boris Kagarlitsky* will still go to prison for five years
Sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky* According to the decision of the appeal court, he received five years in a general regime colony. Boris Kagarlitsky* was taken into custody in July 2023. He was charged under Article 205 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Charge of terrorism). The crime consisted in the fact that in a commentary on a video with footage of the explosion on the Crimean Bridge on October 8, 2022, Boris Kagarlitsky* expressed approval of the methods of the Ukrainian Armed Forces aimed at ending the SVO.
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In December, the Supreme Court of the Komi Republic decided to find Boris Kagarlitsky* guilty of the charges brought against him and sentence him to a fine of 609 thousand rubles. The prosecutor’s office appealed this decision. As a result, the appeal court overturned the decision of the previous instance and replaced the fine with a real term.
Boris Kagarlitsky* is known as a left-wing Soviet dissident. Since 1977, he participated in the dissident movement. He is known as a neo-Marxist theorist and developed the “center-periphery” theory in economics.
The political views of Boris Kagarlitsky* are close to neo-Marxism. He has repeatedly criticized Russian foreign policy. He actively spoke out against the conduct of the SVO.
The logical result was his approval of the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge, which brought him to the dock.
* by decision of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation recognized as a foreign agent.