Popular blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky fished in the temple of pokemon, was recognized as the Top-Isetsky court of Yekaterinburg convicted of insulting the feelings of believers and sentenced to 3.5 years of conditional imprisonment.
The prosecution demanded the court to sentence Sokolowski to 3.5 years in a General regime colony.
We will remind, in August of 2016 blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video online about how he was playing Pokemon Go in the Ekaterinburg Temple-on-Blood. In September Sokolovsky was arrested. The blogger was charged with inciting hatred and insulting the feelings of believers. In the UK and the local diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church stressed that blogger was arrested for catching pokemon in the temple, and for videos of the process and obscene comments posted on the web.
Before his arrest Sokolovsky said that his campaign wanted to verify the information of journalists about that after catching the animated characters in the temple, you can get the term: «I thought it was terrible nonsense, some obscurantism, because in order to get locked up, really need something to do, and not just go with a smartphone at some place. So I decided to do it.»
Opposition politician Alexei Navalny and the mayor of Ekaterinburg Evgeny Roizman called the Primate of the ROC Patriarch Kirill Sokolovsky vouch for and to secure his release, however, the ROC announced that it will ask the court for leniency to the blogger.