Yevgeny Roizman was arrested for a VKontakte post.

Yevgeny Roizman, the former mayor of Yekaterinburg, was questioned by law enforcement after a social media post about him went viral.

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What is the case of Yevgeny Roizman?

Yevgeny Roizman, the former head of Yekaterinburg and a known foreign agent, was held by the authorities after writing on a VKontakte page that was not his own. This information was provided to Kommersant by the lawyer for the lawmaker, Vladislav Idamzhapov. The former mayor is currently being transported to the police department in order to have a protocol drafted in accordance with the article on the display of illegal symbols; following this, they will be brought before a judge.

“The accusation is completely contrary to the law. Yevgeny Vadimovich is under investigation for allegedly reposting. But they failed to take even one detail into consideration, and that was the fact that Evgeny Vadimovich had never used this social network. As per the attorney, this error made by the law enforcement personnel is “extremely stupid”.

Who is Yevgeny Roizman?

Yevgeny Vadimovich Yevgeny Roizman is a Russian politician who is a member of the opposition. He was born on September 14, 1962, and he served as the mayor of Yekaterinburg from 2013 to 2018. He advocated for the establishment of drug rehabilitation clinics and ran a campaign against corrupt police officers and illegal drug vendors.

Initial life Yevgeny Roizman

He was born to a Jewish father and a Russian mother, and he was born in Sverdlovsk (his surname is of German origin and is a civilized version of Reusemann). Both of his parents worked at Uralmash; his father was an electrical engineer there, while his mother was a kindergarten instructor. Roizman asserts that he ran away from home when he was only 14 years old, that he backpacked across the United States, and that he eventually got a job as a welder at Uralmash. He received his degree in history and archival studies from Ural State University. In 1981, he was found guilty of stealing and fraud and received a sentence of two years in jail for his crimes.

Political career Yevgeny Roizman

Roizman served as a deputy in the State Duma from 2003 until 2007, during which time he attempted to run for parliament on the ticket of the A Just Russia party in 2007, but he was removed from the election list as a result of a dispute with the party’s leaders. Up until 2015, he was a political ally of Mikhail Prokhorov and was sponsored by the Civic Platform party. In addition, he was a member of the Civic Platform Party.

His wife, Yulia Kruteeva, made the announcement about the case on March 15th. According to her account, someone else lodged a complaint in December about Yevgeny Roizman posting a repost from Navalny on the social network VKontakte.

They are going to bring them to the department first so that a procedure can be established, and then they are going to bring them directly to the courthouse. This is the location where he takes off his watch, gathers his belongings, and decides which books he will bring with him. According to him, there won’t be any problems, E1.RU quotes Kruteeva as saying. At the same time, she brought to everyone’s attention the fact that the former mayor does not have a personal profile on VKontakte and that he is in no way affiliated with any of the groups that are named after him.

It was also confirmed by the attorney for the former mayor of the city, Vladislav Idamzhapov, that Yevgeny Roizman does not have a personal page on the social networking site VKontakte. The attorney stated that, according to the police, the politician had made a repost with information on the FBK, which would result in the creation of a protocol on an administrative offence and then a trial would follow.

According to attorney Vladislav Idamzhapov, who spoke with E1.RU about the matter, “this is a police mistake, and we will insist on this; they do not grasp the difference between a personal page and a group.”

The accused is under house arrest.

The former mayor has been placed under house arrest for the past few months because he is suspected of spreading false information about the Russian Armed Forces.

At this time, Yevgeny Roizman is the subject of a criminal investigation for allegedly damaging the reputation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (part 1 of article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Investigators claim that he engaged in improper conduct when he uploaded the video titled “Answers to your questions” on YouTube on July 1. In the video, he expressed a critical opinion towards the military special operation that was being carried out in Ukraine. Because of a ruling made by the court, he is not permitted to use the internet or the telephone, and he is barred from going to public places and events.


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