The court sentenced the girl to 180 hours of compulsory work and sentenced her to destroy the iPhone 12 on which the photo was taken.
On August 4, the Oktyabrsky District Court of St. Petersburg re-examined the criminal case against St. Petersburg resident Irina Volkova, who was convicted of insulting the feelings of believers for a photograph in shorts at St. Isaac's Cathedral. This is reported by the joint press service of the courts of St. Petersburg.
The court sentenced the girl to 180 hours of compulsory work.
In addition, the magistrate sentenced to the destruction of the iPhone 12, on which the photo was taken. The court recognized the device as material evidence in the case.
Volkova filed an appeal with the district court, in which she asked not to destroy the phone, but to return it to her. As a result, the convict abandoned the complaint and the court terminated the proceedings.
In the summer of 2020, Volkova took a picture and made a video against the background of St. Isaac's Cathedral, demonstrating underwear. The girl posted the photo on her social networks, but then she deleted the picture.
In October 2021, Volkova was detained. A criminal case was opened against the girl for insulting the feelings of believers. According to the investigative committee, the girl filmed at the temple with naked body parts, “acting deliberately and publicly, showing obvious disrespect for society, humiliating and insulting the religious feelings of believers.” Then the court did not choose a measure of restraint for Volkova, as the suspect repented, and the prosecutor's office regarded the arguments of the investigation as conjectural.