Russian satirists and Kremlin critics, Viktor ShdrovichOn Tuesday, he declared that he had left the country Fear of criminal prosecution for defamationHe was named as a foreign agent by the authorities and the suit was filed against him.
Shunderovic, 63 You didn’t report whereaboutsIt also didn’t immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.
Shunderovich posted on Facebook, “(My] departure is exactly what (the Kremlin) has been suggesting to me over the past 20 years. An exemplary and endless crime against me.”
The Kremlin has not yet commented on the writer’s flight.
Shunderovich to appear in political satire “Puppetry”On state television, Putin mocked politicians including President Vladimir Putin, who just came to power in the late 90s. In 2002, the program was ended.
Shunderovich is not only a comedian and satirist but also a journalist. Liberal Moscow Radio Ekho MoskvyOnline news channelsTelevision rain.
He was indicted last summer Yevgeny Prigozin, US accuses businessman of meddling He denies spreading nefarious influence over elections and the world. In exchange for his comments about Ekho Moskvy, Shunderovich was required to pay 100,000 rubles (1,330).
Konkord, Prigozhin’s business, announced on Dec. 30 that it was filing criminal accusations against Shenderovich. Shenderovich could be facing up to five year imprisonment.