The Supreme Court of Russia recognized as correct the decision of the State Duma, which deprived the mandate of the communist deputy Valery Rashkin, who received a three-year suspended sentence for illegal elk hunting. This was reported to Business FM by the press service of the court.
Thus, the court dismissed the communist’s claim against the Duma’s resolutions of May 25, 2022. The administrative claim was accepted for consideration on the fourth attempt. Prior to that, the country’s highest court had returned it to the applicant on various grounds.
Valery Rashkin came to the process personally. He asked to cancel the decision, insisting that it was made “without a single document in hand.” “How can one vote when there is not even one document, it is impossible,” the plaintiff was indignant.
Valery Rashkin lost his mandate after the guilty verdict of the Kalininsky District Court of the Saratov Region entered into force against him. On April 22, he was in illegal hunting (Part 2 of Article 258 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) for an elk and sentenced him to three years of probation with a probationary period of two years and a ban on hunting for another two.
In June, his mandate as a State Duma deputy, the wife of an oppositionist, coordinator of the Left Front movement, Sergei Udaltsov.