19th century: A member of the Kostroma Duma challenged a colleague to a duel over a social media post
In the Kostroma Regional Duma, Dmitry Gribkov, head of the committee on state organization and ethics, wanted to go one on one with deputy Yevgeny Shchepalov. In order to add pathos to the challenge, the duelist even threw a rubber glove at his opponent.
Challenge to a duel
Gribkov said that on January 29 of this year, a colleague rudely insulted his parents, wife and even children. Also, the head of the committee did not like the fact that Shchepalov accused him of having close ties with his assistant, who in 2022 was convicted of sexual relations with schoolchildren under 16 for five years.
Post accusing Gribkov
In order to defend his honor, Gribkov challenged his colleague to a duel. The essence of the “duel” was that the opponents should not shoot, but pass a lie detector. As a result of the confrontation, the crooked servant of the people must resign his parliamentary mandate.
On the evening of February 15, Gribkov wrote on his VKontakte page that Shchepalov “cowardly” fled. “He was stupidly scared, scared, ran away like a naughty hooligan. Because he’s not a man. Because he’s a pathological liar, which has already been proven by two court decisions, including an appeal and a cassation. … Well, in a simple way, he is ordinary (I apologize for such an expression ) piz ….bol! I forgive him, and he will answer before God! ” – said the people’s choice.
KOSTROMA.TODAY writes that in January 2023, the court ordered Shchepalov to pay compensation in the amount of 100 thousand rubles and refute his allegations within 10 days. The verdict was handed down for lying to the deputy that he gave bribes to the deputy governor Yuri Makov. In addition, the behavior of the servant of the people was considered at a special meeting of the ethics committee, headed by the same Gribkov. The reason was the deputy’s refusal to apologize to businessman Vadim Slyusarenko, whom he accused of “covering” the Kostroma road construction business.