The Oktyabrsky District Court put former photographer of Navalny’s headquarters* in Arkhangelsk Ruslan Akhmetshin in a detention facility. The police detained Akhmetshin at Domodedovo Airport before his flight to Armenia on May 9. At the beginning of March, investigators opened a criminal case on the rehabilitation of Nazism against him. In 2021, the resident of Arkhangelsk posted "false information that the Soviet Union triggered World War II" in social networks before Victory Day (paragraph "c" of Part 2 and Part 4 of Article 354.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
In 2021, the court arrested Akhmetshin for 10 days for incitement to hatred or enmity because of comments in social networks. He criticized the northerners who had not attended the gubernatorial elections.
At the end of March, law enforcement officers searched Ruslan Akhmetshin, SOTA’s journalists Darya Poryadina and Alexander Peskov, activist Ilya Lashukov, ex-coordinator of local Navalny's headquarters* Elizaveta Bychkova, and social activist Olga Shkolina. Bychkova and Shkolina became suspects in the case. After the searches, Peskov and Poryadina left Russia.