Chronicles of persecution of scientists

Boris Kagarlitsky

Boris Kagarlitsky
Date: July 26, 2023
Type of violation: arrest, charge of justifying terrorism, fine
Institution: Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (Shaninka)

Summary: July 26, 2023 The Syktyvkar City Court arrested sociologist and political scientist Boris Kagarlitsky (recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation in 2018) for two months on charges of calls for terrorism.
On September 21, 2023, by decision of the Syktyvkar court, the deadline was extended until November 24, 2023.
On September 26, 2023, the Savyolovsky Court of Moscow fined Boris Kagarlitsky (included in the list of terrorists and extremists) 40 thousand rubles for not identifying a foreign agent in his publications.

Boris Kagarlitsky is accused of committing a crime under Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public justification of terrorism committed using information and telecommunication networks, including the Internet). The Savyolovsky Court of Moscow fined Kagarlitsky 40 thousand rubles, a sociologist for not labeling a foreign agent in his publications. “Kagarlitsky was found guilty of committing an offense under Part 4 of Art. 19.34 Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation,” the court said.

Sources:, TASS from September 21, 2023, TASS from September 26, 2023 .