Extremist leader gets 4 year prison sentence
MOSCOW, October 16 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. On Monday, Moscow’s Gagarinsky District Court sentenced Northern Brotherhood leader Pyotr Khomyakov to four years in prison, the court told RAPSI.
Investigators say that Khomyakov set up and ran the Northern Brotherhood extremist association.
Khomyakov promoted his organization, attracted new members, financed its activities, took part in its meetings and held other managerial responsibilities, reads the press release from the Prosecutor General’s Office. The organization’s end objective was to come to power using unconstitutional methods.
After the indictment was pronounced, Khomyakov pleaded guilty to all charges and confirmed that he had made a plea bargain.
Pyotr Khomyakov was born in 1950 in Moscow. He is a Moscow State University graduate, a Doctor of Technology and a professor. He has been active in politics since 1991 as a member of various nationalist movements. Between 1997 and 1998 he served as a political advisor to Gen. Lev Rokhlin, leader of the Movement in Support of the Army. Khomyakov held an official position in the Congress of Russian Communities. He set up the Northern Brotherhood in late 2006, but then left the organization between 2008 and 2009.
He has written a number of books, including “The Russian Titanic and the Russian Phoenix”, “Russia vs. Russia” and “A Report to the Russian Gods from a Russian Movement Veteran”.
Khomyakov stood trial for organizing an extremist community and committing fraud, crimes punishable by up to 10 years in jail.