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Beauty – among the runners: there are neither the leading nor the lagging!

Beauty – among the runners: there are neither the leading nor the lagging!

The final of the World Cup was interrupted due to the members of the punk band Pussy Riot, who ran out on the field. The pause turned out to be short, as the stadium security worked quickly enough and accompanied the offenders from the field.

What responsibility is provided by the current legislation for such actions?

In accordance with Article 20.31 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, responsibility for such violations is provided in the form of an administrative fine in the amount of ten thousand to twenty thousand rubles or administrative arrest for up to fifteen days and an administrative ban on visiting official sports competitions in the days of their holding for a period of one to seven years.

It is also necessary to pay attention to the fact that the participants of the above-mentioned group were wearing uniforms of police officers. In accordance with Article 17.12 of the Code of Administrative Offenses for unlawful wearing of uniforms with signs of distinction, with symbols of state paramilitary organizations, law enforcement or supervisory authorities, liability is provided in the form of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand to one thousand five hundred rubles with confiscation of uniform clothing, symbols of state paramilitary organizations, law enforcement or supervisory authorities.

Earlier they were prosecuted under Article 213 of the Criminal Code – Hooliganism - and some of these participants were early released from serving their sentences. Taking that into account, the court can decide on cancellation of the parole liberation and execution of the remaining part of the punishment that has not been served.

Actions of members of this group may also be considered as a criminal offence under article 213 of the Criminal Code – Hooliganism - if the violation of public order will be committed on the grounds of political, ideological, racial, national or religious hatred or enmity, or based on hatred or enmity in relation to any social group. The fact of relapse will be taken into account as well, when the crime is identified and the punishment is imposed.