Municipal council that called for Putin to resign has been dissolved by St Petersburg court order

Municipal council that called for Putin to resign has been dissolved by St Petersburg court order

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A court order has led to the ‘Smolninsk’ municipal council being dissolved after it had called for Vladimir Putin to resign from office.

On Tuesday, September 13, the municipal entity ‘Smolninsk’ which called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to resign, was allegedly dissolved courtesy of a court order from a judge in St Petersburg.

This information was reported by Nikita Yuferev, one of the deputies involved in the council. He claimed the governor was granted the right to dissolve the council.

On Monday, September 12, it was revealed that deputies from 18 Russian districts of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kolpino had signed a document asking for Putin to be tried by the State Duma for treason and forced to resign. They claimed that his views were ‘hopelessly outdated’, and, ‘detrimental to the future of Russia and its citizens’.

One paragraph of the document read: “On February 24, 2022, the Russian leadership, led by Vladimir Putin, launched an aggressive invasion of Ukraine. The whole world looks upon this as a war crime committed by the entire Russian nation”.


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    • Kevin L

      17 September 2022 • 01:30

      My Russian colleagues (musicians) tell me: “… no big crowd support Putin here; Kremlin is lying to every peoples and using media like we not have moderns technology; they give out analog excuse in digital world.”

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