Andrei Bubeev, the engineer from Tver, Russia, who served time in home country for sharing anti-Kremlin articles in social networks, moved to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv – along with his family. Civil activists who support Bubeev posted that on Facebook.
In August 2015, the Russian court found Andrei Bubeev guilty of ‘extremism’ and ‘separatism’; previously, he used VK.com social network to re-post a picture of toothpaste tube with slogan saying ‘Eek out Russia out of yourself’. He also shared Boris Stomakhin’s article ‘Crimea is Ukraine’. Based on such activity, the Russian court sentenced him to ten months in jail; later, he was transferred to penal colony, which made the overall prison term 2 years. Bubeev walked free on August 23, 2017.