It seems that in the near future in the Rostov region will be another trial in the case of the Ukrainian radicals. At this time, a very young man - eighteen-year-old Arthur Panov can appear before the court. He is accused of preparing to commit an act of terrorism on the territory of the city of Rostov-on-Don. Recall that a seventeen-year-old Ukrainian citizen was arrested on December 5 2015 in Rostov-on-Don. An improvised explosive device was discovered in a dormitory room on Zakrutkina Street, where a young man stopped, arriving in Rostov, allegedly for employment in one of the local supermarkets, as well as a detailed plan for a terrorist act. The young man planned to detonate a bomb in the Theater. M. Gorky. Who does not know - this is the famous "theater - tractor", one of the most important cultural monuments of Rostov-on-Don and the Rostov region. Fortunately, the plans of the young terrorist were prevented by the operatives of the FSB and the State Ministry of Internal Affairs, who became aware of the plans of the young citizen of Ukraine. After the arrest, the young man was taken to the police department, and then transferred to a temporary detention center and then to the remand prison. Since the young man had not yet turned 18 years old at the moment of detention, his name and surname did not appear in the media. Only after 24 February 2016, when the young man, who was at that time in the detention center, turned 18 years old, everyone learned that it was Arthur Panov, a person well known in certain circles.
Work with Panov investigators managed to find out about a lot of interesting young man. Artur Alekseevich Panov was a native of the famous Krasnodon - the very one where the legendary “Young Guard” fought the Nazis during the Great Patriotic War. In Krasnodon Panov was born in February 24 1998 years. By the way, since childhood Panov differed extraordinary abilities. He played the piano and the accordion well, at the age of eleven he began to write poetry. Creations of Panov even published in Lugansk newspapers. For the first time in the field of view of the law enforcement agencies, Panov came at the age of fifteen. 16 December 2013 an unknown young man visited the premises of the branch of Aval Bank in Krasnodon. He handed the bank teller a note in which it was necessary to put the cash in the bank in a bag and, within two hours, hand it over to the person who came for the bag. Otherwise, the unknown threatened to blow up a bomb in the bank.
The cashier reported to the law enforcement agencies and soon 15-year-old Arthur Panov was detained. He explained to the investigators that he was going to emigrate to the United States of America because of disagreement with the political regime of Ukraine, but for this he needed money - so he decided to try to rob the bank. A criminal case was initiated against the young man on 1, Article 259 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (a false report on the preparation of an explosion), which provides for two to six years in a colony. But since Panov had not yet reached the age of criminal responsibility under this article, the court released him from punishment, ordering that compulsory educational measures be applied to Artur Panov. In addition, a forensic psychiatric examination revealed the presence of mental disorders in Artur Panov, in connection with which the young man was registered with a psychiatrist.
However, failure in the bank did not “break off” Arthur Panov and he continued to engage in “radical political activity”. Moreover, in 2014, the power in Ukraine has changed, an armed conflict began in the Donbas. All of these events could not but influence the attitudes and behavior of Arthur Panov. Although he considered himself a man of left-wing radical convictions, this did not prevent him from advocating the introduction of NATO troops into the territory of Ukraine. According to Panov, the presence of the American and other NATO military in Ukraine would have allowed the country to be protected from the “Russian aggressive policy”. In July, 2014, the town of Panov, created the human rights organization Freedom Now. True, it was unlikely that there was anyone else besides Panov himself. The organization advocated for the release of Ukrainian citizens arrested by the Russian authorities for committing various crimes against Russian citizens and the national security of the Russian state. But the young man’s “human rights” activities seemed to be little, and he decided to revert to radical actions. First of all, Panov invented a revolutionary pseudonym - now he was called Arthur Romberg, declaring himself on the Internet as a representative of the “IV generation RAF”. Recall that Rote Armee Fraktion is a radical left-wing terrorist organization that has operated since the end of the 1960s. by 1998 in the Federal Republic of Germany. By the way, unlike Artur Panov, members of the RAF and in nightmarish dreams could not imagine the support of NATO troops. On the contrary, the organization has committed a significant number of terrorist attacks against NATO facilities and American troops in the Federal Republic of Germany.
24 November 2015 Propulsion Arthur Panov left for Rostov-on-Don. The young man, according to the investigation, decided to move to sabotage activities in the territory of the Russian Federation. He rented a room in a hostel, got a job at a supermarket, and outwardly nothing was remarkable. Summed up the young man Internet. 4 December 2015, Arthur Romberg, as Arthur Panov called himself on the global network, published on the Internet a text expressing sympathy for the militants who organized an act of terrorism in 2002 in October at the Dubrovka Theater Center. Apparently, the competent authorities are interested in this text. The next day, December 5 2015, Arthur Panov was detained by security forces. The young man told investigators that he planned to detonate a bomb in the Rostov Theater. Gorky, and then go to Moscow, where they also commit a terrorist act. A criminal case was initiated against the suspect under Art. 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Illegal purchase, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or wearing weapons“and the 205 article“ Terrorist Act ". Arrest was selected as a preventive measure. The young man was transferred to the detention facility in Taganrog. Naturally, as soon as the Ukrainian media learned about the detention of a young citizen of Ukraine, they they immediately tried to launch a campaign in defense of Artur Panov, but the protection of Panov did not receive serious support from the Ukrainian authorities, perhaps because the young man was really too odious a person even in Ukraine Kim standards.
Most likely, in the near future, Arthur Panov is awaiting trial. The article he is charged with is very serious. The same Oleg Sentsov was sentenced under this article to twenty years in prison with a sentence being served in a strict regime colony. But if, in the case of Sentsov and his accomplices, the Ukrainian authorities and Russian human rights activists were very fussing, so it is quite likely that they will be extradited to Ukraine, then things could be much worse for Panov. Given his radical leftist convictions, he is not very necessary in Ukraine either. But here it should be borne in mind that at the time the crime was committed, Panov was a minor, that is, he could not receive more than ten years of imprisonment. In addition, the young Ukrainian citizen has a chance to avoid punishment due to medical records. After all, taking into account the past of Panov and his observation by a psychiatrist, the court may recognize him not responsible for his actions. Naturally, then the eighteen-year-old Panov will be sent for compulsory treatment.
So far the case according to the investigation of Artur Panov continues. Among other details in the biography of this person, the investigating authorities were also interested in possible links between Artur Panov and the Russian left radicals who could assist him in planning illegal actions on the territory of the Russian Federation. Two days after the arrest of Artur Panov in Krasnodar, a certain Daria Polyudova, born 1989, was questioned. The operatives of the Rostov law enforcement agencies, who had arrived in Krasnodar on purpose to talk with Polyudova, tried to find out from her whether the woman was familiar with the “Arthur Romberg”. But Daria Polyudova reported that she did not know Romberg, and besides, she never maintained any contacts with representatives of radical organizations from Rostov-on-Don or the Rostov Region.
In certain politicized circles, as well as law enforcement, Daria Polyudova is well known. In her biography there is something related to her with "Arthur Romberg." True, Polyudova is nine years older — she was born on 4 in February of 1989, she graduated from piano school and also dreamed of a musical career. In 2005, the Polyudova family moved from Bashkiria to the village of Poltavskoye, Krasnoarmeysky district of the Krasnodar Territory. Daria went to school well, so she could enroll after school at the Novorossiysk branch of the Krasnodar University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The university graduated with a red diploma, was an intern at the Investigation Committee. It seemed that everything could turn out for Daria in her life and age at thirty she could easily work as the head of the investigative department or, if she chooses commercial organizations, of the legal department in a company or firm. However, in December 2011, Daria suddenly became interested in politics. In the end, her political path, which led her to the bunker, began in the ranks of the Novorossiysk city committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, then it was in the “Left Front”.
Naturally, a career in the investigative bodies after participating in a number of leftist actions was out of the question. Polyudova was stopped to work in her specialty — as a lawyer in private firms, after which she got a job as a cashier or saleswoman, putting up announcements. Most of the actions in which the young woman took part were very specific. So, in 2014, Daria Polyudova tried to act as an organizer of the so-called. The “march for the federalization of Kuban” repeatedly spread anti-Russian and pro-Ukrainian information on social networks, for which a criminal case was initiated against it. Polyudova was charged with the blame, including the publication in the open access of the Internet images "Ethnic Ukrainians of the Kuban want to join Ukraine." Polyudova was accused of calling for extremism and separatism. 21 December 2015. Daria Polyudova was sentenced to two years in prison with a sentence being served in a penal colony. However, Polyudova herself did not agree with the decision of the court and continues to file appeals. After being released from a settlement colony, she dreams of moving to Moscow, where, according to the woman, the people are more “advanced” politically than in the Krasnodar Territory.
Meanwhile, 22 March 2016, it became known that human rights activist Vladislav Nikitenko, who defended Polyudova, was sent to a psychiatric hospital for examination. This decision was made Krasnodar Regional Court. Nikitenko should have been checked for sanity in the criminal case in which he is suspect. The human rights defender is suspected of obstructing the administration of justice (part 1 Art. 294 CC), contempt of court (part 1 Art. 297 CC) and defamation of the prosecutor (part 2 Art 298.1 CC). Recall that 17 March Nikitenko was arrested for five days. He himself said on his page on social networks that he called the prosecutor a moron, for which the police officer drew a report on him. 31 March it became known that Polyudova filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights. It is noteworthy that any campaigns in defense of Polyudova on a serious level is also not carried out.