The materials of the administrative case against Yuri Dudya have already been received by the Zyuzinsky Court, the record about this can already be found on the website of the Moscow City Court. The journalist and video blogger are suspected of promoting drugs.
Yuri Dud. Photo: RIA Novosti/Ekaterina Chesnokova
What was the cause of the case?
In April, the Safe Internet League asked the Russian Interior Ministry to check the recordings of Yuri Dudya’s interview for propaganda of banned substances. Official examinations confirmed that the corresponding violations are in two records-with the rapper Morgenstern and blogger Ivanhoe. This was reported by TASS Ekaterina Mizulina, Director of the Safe Internet League and a member of the Public Chamber of Russia, on Thursday, June 10.
“Enormous pressure was exerted on the police officers, but, despite this, an objective investigation took place, and the case was brought to court,” Mizulina said, but did not specify what kind of pressure she was talking about.
An interesting fact is that recently Morgenstern, in an interview with whom propaganda was discovered, himself recently went to court for the same reason-in his songs, experts revealed similar violations.
What does Dudu face?
According to Article 1.1 of Article 6.13 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (propaganda of narcotic drugs using the Internet), a journalist can be fined up to 1.5 million rubles.
Yuri Dud has not yet commented on the situation.
What is known about Yuri Duda?
Yuri Alexandrovich Dud was born on October 11, 1986 in Potsdam (GDR). In 1990, his family moved to Moscow, where he graduated from high school and then from the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University. Initially, Dudya was attracted to sports, so he was engaged in football and made his first steps in journalism in sports topics. Published in “Izvestia”, “ProSport” and “Vedomosti”. In 2011, he became editor-in-chief Sports.ru, and a little later-deputy general director.
In addition, Dud worked as a presenter on the TV channel “Russia-2” (“Head kick”, “Sparta”), commented on the English Premier League matches on “Sport 1” and from 2015 to 2017 was the author and host of the program “Cult of the Tour” on “Match TV”.
In 2017, he started a YouTube channel where he used his skills as a journalist and began interviewing various famous personalities. As a result, the show gained popularity, now more than nine million people have subscribed to the channel. In 2018, Dud was on the 50th place among Russian celebrities in the Forbes magazine rating.