MOSCOW, May 19 (RAPSI) – The leader of the movement For New Socialism Nikolay Platoshkin on Wednesday got the 5-year suspended sentence for aiding and abetting mass riots and distribution of misleading information, RAPSI was told in Moscow’s Gagarinsky District Court.

Additionally, the court fined him 700,000 rubles ($9,500).

A case against Platoshkin was opened in the summer of 2020. Since then, he has been held under house arrest.

Platoshkin is a Russian diplomat, political analyst and historian, head of diplomacy and international affairs department of the Moscow Humanitarian University, leader of the movement For New Socialism.