Source A former rural teacher was convicted of setting fire to a recruiting office and a military commissariat. Former rural teacher Ilya Farber from the Moscow region was found guilty of setting fire to the buildings of the recruiting office and military registration and enlistment office in the Igrinsky district of Udmurtia. This decision was announced on November 9 by the Igrinskiy District Court. As punishment, he will spend three years and two months in a strict regime correctional colony and pay a fine of 2.66 million rubles. The defendant himself pleaded guilty, but refused to testify in court.
The Igrinsky District Court of Udmurtia on November 9 announced the verdict to 48-year-old resident of the Moscow region Ilya Farber. According to the joint press service of the judicial community of the republic, he was found guilty of committing two crimes under Part 2 of Art. 167 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (deliberate destruction and damage to another's property with the infliction of significant damage, committed by arson out of hooligan motives).
As Kommersant previously reported, in May 2022, he set fire to the buildings of the recruiting station and the military commissariat in the village of Igra in Udmurtia, which is located 93 km from Izhevsk. In court, it was established that he used Molotov cocktails, which he had prepared in advance. The resulting fire damaged the premises and destroyed the property.
At the hearing, Ilya Farber admitted his guilt in full, refused to testify, while his testimony, which was given during the preliminary investigation, was read out.
Then he testified that he did not have a goal to destroy other people's property, he “wanted to test himself: would he be able to throw a bottle at the military registration and enlistment office and the recruiting office, but when he saw the fire, he realized what he had done and regretted what he had done … “.
The video of the interrogation of Ilya Farber was previously published by the Shot Telegram channel. On it, he also said that he “admired the work of the operational staff.” In the Igrinsky district of Udmurtia, Ilya Farber lived with his family without registration.
In making its decision, the Igrinsky District Court took into account his state of health and the presence of young children as mitigating circumstances, and recidivism as aggravating circumstances. Based on the totality of the sentences, by fully adding the unserved sentence to the main sentence under another sentence, the court sentenced him to imprisonment for a term of three years and two months with a sentence to be served in a penal colony with a strict regime and a fine of 2.66 million rubles.
Moscow artist and former village teacher Ilya Farber was the defendant in a criminal case that received wide publicity in 2013. Then, as the director of a house of culture in the Tver region, a criminal case was initiated under Art. 285 (abuse of power) and Art. 290 (taking bribes associated with extortion and on a large scale) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. According to investigators, he received 300,000 rubles from the director of a commercial firm. for the right to continue repair work in the DK building. Then he allegedly demanded another 132 thousand rubles from the businessman. for the signing of the act on the implementation of repair work. In fact, the work was not carried out in full. By signing the act, Ilya Farber caused damage to the budget of the institution in the amount of 941 thousand rubles, the investigators calculated.
difficulties. Therefore, Ilya Farber had to independently purchase materials and carry out part of the work at his own expense.
Initially, the Tver Regional Court sentenced Ilya Farber to eight years in a strict regime colony and a fine of 3 million rubles. President Vladimir Putin, commenting on this case, which received public attention, considered the punishment excessive.
As a result, the court reduced the sentence of Ilya Farber to three years with the obligation to pay a fine of 3 million rubles. It was released on parole in January 2014.
In Russia this year there have been several arsons of military registration and enlistment offices. So, in October, a criminal case was opened against two residents of Bashkiria, one of them threw a Molotov cocktail into a building in the Zianchurinsky district, the second – in the Arkhangelsk district. For attempting to set fire to military enlistment offices, the FSB detained residents of Dagestan, who were put under pressure by the special services of Ukraine. Physician Maxim Asriyan was arrested in St. Petersburg on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack at the military registration and enlistment office.
Due to the increased incidence of attacks on military registration and enlistment offices in several cities, including Moscow, the Russian Guard has strengthened the security of these facilities.
This was announced by State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein. According to him, the non-departmental security of the Russian Guard throughout the country included them in the patrol routes.
In Udmurtia this year there was another case of arson of a government building. On the night of September 4, a 25-year-old Izhevsk resident threw two Molotov cocktails into the building of police department No. 2 in Izhevsk, and then stabbed the police officers who arrived to detain him with a knife. They used service weapons. Both the police and the attacker were taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The fire was extinguished by the police on duty. The attacker was taken into custody.