The Main Investigations Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee has charged the participants of mass riots on Bolotnaya Ploshchad Andrey Barabanov of crime under part 1 of article 318 (use of violence that does not endanger human life or health against a representative of the authority) and part 2 of article 212 of the Russian Criminal Code (participation in mass riots).
According to investigators, the accused, on 6 May, during public events on Bolotnaya Ploshchad broke through the police cordon, beat the policemen with hands and feet, used against law-enforcement official providing public order submission holds.
During the interrogation, Barabanov partly admitted his guilt, namely the use of violence against a representative of the authority (part 1 of article 318 of the RCC).
At present investigators of SK and field officers of the Main Directorate of the Interior Ministry continue identifying other participants of the mass riots. The investigation is to be continued.