On the Internet, the collection of signatures for the termination of the case of “New Greatness” began, on which 10 activists were arrested, including 17-year-old Anna Pavlikova and 18-year-old Maria Dubovik at the time. The corresponding petition appeared on August 30 on the site change.org and at the time of writing the news gathered more than two thousand signatures.
The journalist Vladimir Pozner, actress Liya Akhedzhakova, musician Andrei Makarevich, writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya, human rights activist Lev Ponomarev, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta Sergey Kozheurov and many others joined the appeal to “the leadership of the Russian Federation”.
“We appeal to the political leadership of the country with a demand to stop this politically motivated business, which demonstrates the disintegration of state institutions,” the petition says.
In the case of “New Greatness”, ten people pass. The investigation believes that they planned crimes based on political hatred of the current system
Their defense believes that the accused were instigated by agents of the security services who proposed to unite in the organization.
According to the materials of the case, the man under the nickname “Ruslan D.” offered activists to transform the opposition chat into a political movement, he himself wrote the political program “The New Greatness” and rented a room for holding “constituent assemblies”. Later it became known that he was a staff member of the special services.