The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under the article on discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation against Russian economist, professor at the University of Chicago and former vice-rector of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) Konstantin Sonin, reports Interfax with a link to the source.
As reported “Interfax” Yulia Ivanova, representative of the Moscow Department of the ICR, today, March 25, a case was initiated against a 51-year-old unnamed man under paragraph “e” of Part 2 of Art. 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public dissemination of deliberately false information about the use of the RF Armed Forces). According to the source of the agency, we are talking about Konstantin Sonin.
According to investigators, from April to July 2022, Mr. Sonin posted on his Telegram channel publications with “fakes about the Russian military during a special operation.” According to Ms. Ivanova, the expert opinion showed that the economist’s publications contain “linguistic and psychological signs of inciting hatred and enmity” against the RF Armed Forces.
According to the TFR, Mr. Sonin posted publications while outside the Russian Federation. The department is considering putting the economist on the wanted list.
Konstantin Sonin graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University in 1995. From January 2009 to August 2013 he was Full Resident Professor at the Russian School of Economics (NES). From 2011 to August 2013, he was Vice-Rector of NES. He is a professor at the Department of Institutional Economics and Academic Supervisor of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics. From August 2013 to December 2014, he served as HSE Vice-Rector. Since September 2015, he has become a professor at the School of Public Policy. Irving Harris University of Chicago.
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