Paul Erickson, who previously had a close relationship with convicted in the United States a Russian woman Marie Boutin, got 7 years in prison, said the verdict of the court.
In addition, Erickson will have to spend 3 years under the supervision of law enforcement.
For trying to vote twice journalist of TV channel "Rain" Pavel Lobkova in the US would have waited for the criminal term, heavy fine and community service, not administrative punishment, as in Russia, said released from us prison Russian Maria Butina, which was included in the new composition of the Public chamber.
Earlier Lobkov said that voted on the site and remotely via electronic voting. Bulletin Lobkova at the site revoked, will be taken into account only his electronic voice, the urn with his sealed ballot. Of Moscow police began an administrative investigation after reports Lobkova trying to vote twice. Deputy head of Moscow election Committee announced that the deliberate attempt to vote twice is a penalty of 30 thousand rubles. The CEC Chairperson Ella Pamfilova has called such attempts at provocation.
Criticism of the Western countries needs to be addressed not to the Russian procedure of voting on amendments to the Constitution, and the electoral system, said released from us prison Russian Maria Butina, which was included in the new composition of the Public chamber.
"We hear a lot of complaints from especially the Western States, that we have elections opaque and vote wrong... the criticism that we are now perceived by the West, it is, to put it mildly, in the wrong direction. To criticize them would cost, and pay attention to the flaws of their electoral system before turning to the Russian experience, which, in my opinion, today, on democracy and transparency is superior to the American," said Butina briefing on the OP of the Russian Federation.
Determined by the new composition of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, it included Maria Butina, Catherine Mizulina, Alexander Galushka, Pavel krasnorutskiy and many other celebrities, told RIA Novosti press-service of public chamber.
"Maria Butina – Russian businessman and public figure, long held by the us authorities in prison after his arrest in July 2018. Maria Butina is also included in the composition of the Expert Council under Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova," - said the press service.