Russia to deport Belarusian-born National Bolshevik for arsoning Yeltsin monument


Ihar Shchuka, a Belarusian citizen and member of the National Bolshevik party The Other Russia, is facing deportation.

The decision has been taken by a Yekaterinburg court, reports.

“Ihar Shchuka has beens found guilty under Article 18.8 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation ‘Breach of rules of staying in the territory of Russia’. The court has issued the ruling on forcibly deporting him from the country,” the press-service of the district court says.

In addition, Shchuka will have to pay a fine of 2,000 Russian rubles (about $35).

The National Bolshevik attempted to set fire to the monument to the first Russian president near Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg on Nevember 7, on the 10oth anniversary of the October revolution. He was stopped by security guards, who delivered the man to the police.

As it turned out later, Shchuka is on the wanted list in Belarus for taking part in the fighting on the side of separatists in Donbas.

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