Elena Kolbasnikova, who lives in Germany, claims that “Russia is not an aggressor” and believes that she became a victim because of the “struggle for peace and truth.”
Elena Kolbasnikova, who is the organizer of Germany’s largest pro-Russian motor rally, timed to coincide with last year’s anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany, will stand trial in Cologne. Deutsche Welle writes about it.
Kolbasnikova was born in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, but moved to Germany more than 20 years ago. She is charged with propaganda of war in connection with the public approval of the military aggression of the Russian Armed Forces against Ukraine. According to article 140, paragraph 2 of the German Criminal Code, a woman faces up to three years in prison.
It is reported that Elena Kolbasnikova is involved in a number of pro-Russian events in Germany and is associated with German right-wing extremist politicians. On the anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 2022, she delivered a speech to motorists who took part in a rally to the Soviet monument in Cologne.
In an interview with Russian media, Kolbasnikova complained that she was fired from her job because of the May 8 protest. The very next day, the woman received a document on the termination of the contract.
Pro-Russian rally in Cologne on May 8, 2022
For what words Kolbasnikova will be judged
According to the prosecutor’s office, Elena Kolbasnikova violated the law by saying at a pro-Russian rally that “Russia is not an aggressor. Russia is now helping to end the war in Ukraine.” Such a statement is classified as approval of the crime.
If the Russian woman manages to avoid imprisonment, she faces a fine.
The authors of the publication note that Kolbasnikova considers herself a victim because of the “struggle for peace and truth.” The trial due to the rally may not be the last for the “activist”, since she is also under investigation in connection with the call to join the Wagner PMC.
Earlier, on January 30, it also became known that Elena Kolbasnikova and her Russian husband Max Schlund collected money for the needs of the RF Armed Forces and personally transferred 500 euros to Russian officer Dmitry Tkachev at the end of 2022.
We also wrote that Russian woman Alena Dirksen, who became famous thanks to a scandalous video calling for a strike on Dresden, complained that a criminal case had been opened against her in Germany.
Leave a Reply