Pivovarov, 40, beforehand held a senior place within the group Open Russia and was near the previous oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who immediately lives in exile in Germany.
It was in June final yr that Pivovarov was arrested on a airplane that was about to take off from St. Petersburg with a vacation spot in Warsaw. He has been accused of hyperlinks to an “unpleasant organization”, a regulation that was launched in 2014 and might result in as much as six years in jail.
The jail sentence in opposition to Pivovarov is the most recent in a sequence of makes an attempt by the Russian regime to silence all opposition voices within the nation.
Ilya Yashin, one among the final outstanding opposition politicians, is already in custody for criticizing the conflict in Ukraine. He now faces as much as ten years in jail for “spreading false information” about Russian forces in Ukraine.
His buddy, opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, can also be imprisoned awaiting trial for a similar cost.