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Russia lists well-known author as “terrorist” after conflict criticism

Russian writer Grigory Chkhartishvili, also known as Boris Akunin Russian writer Grigory Chkhartishvili, also known as Boris Akunin

Russian author Grigory Chkhartishvili, often known as Boris Akunin

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Fake callers loyal to the Kremlin repeatedly interact celebrities in conversations in an effort to elicit sure statements from them. On one such event, the author Boris Akunin admitted that he had collected donations for Ukraine – and now sees himself as a “terrorist” and “extremist”.

NAfter his criticism of the conflict in opposition to Ukraine, the well-known author Boris Akunin was listed as a “terrorist” and “extremist” in Russia. The Russian monetary supervisory authority Rosfinmonitoring now has Akunin, who has been residing overseas for years, in a corresponding listing, because it turned recognized on Monday. In addition, Russia’s investigative company confirmed that proceedings had been opened in opposition to the Kremlin critic in absentia not just for allegedly justifying terrorism, but in addition for “false news” concerning the Russian military.

Akunin, who was born in 1956 in Georgia, which was then a part of the Soviet Union, and whose actual identify is Grigori Chkhartishvili, is finest recognized for crime novels. In Germany his works have been revealed by Aufbau Verlag. A couple of days in the past, excerpts from a dialog had been revealed through which pretend callers loyal to the Kremlin had lured the 67-year-old and through which he acknowledged, amongst different issues, that he had collected donations for Ukraine, which was attacked by Russia. The Russian writer AST then introduced that it will cease promoting Akunin’s books.

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“The banning of books, the classification of any writer as a terrorist – that seems like a small event,” Akunin wrote on his homepage. But in actuality it’s a “milestone” in coping with vital artists in Russia. Writers haven’t been accused of terrorism because the Great Terror beneath Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (1879-1953).

“Take care of yourself and don’t get lost if you are in Russia. And if you have left the country but are having a hard time abroad and are thinking about returning: don’t come back,” Akunin added, addressing different critics. “The night will become blacker and blacker. But after that it will still be dawn.”

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