In the Pskov region, a player of the popular game World of Tanks has been detained, as his actions encouraged extremism and promoted this pattern of behavior.
In the court of the city of Velikie Luki in the Pskov region, a criminal case was filed about extremism against local resident Mikhail Larionov, who in the online game World of Tanks allegedly called for “aggressive actions against the Russians.” This is reported by the center “Owl”.
According to investigators, from 3rd to 10th of January, 2017, Larionov posted on the site Twitch.com a video “Disrespect for the Ukrainian people!”. The video is currently unavailable. According to “Owl”, we are talking about a fragment of 3 minutes 21 seconds from the stream recording of the multiplayer game World of Tanks, during which the players talk through microphones. Larionov, who played under the nickname Mixa60RuS, and other players, trolled and insulted a Crimean woman under the nickname ANETKA210185 while impersonating the image of Ukrainian nationalists, who hate Russia and Russians.
For extremist actions the player now faces five years of imprisonment.