ROSTOV-ON-DON, August 24 (RAPSI) — The Kirovsky District Court of the city of Volgograd fined a local resident for publicly displaying Nazi symbols, as reported by the press service of the courts of the Volgograd region.

The court found that this May the Volgograd region resident posted on his page on VKontakte social network, which provides free access to the general public, an image of Nazi symbols (the state flag of Nazi Germany, according to the statement.

At the hearing, the man pleaded guilty. By a court decision, he was found guilty of committing an administrative offense and sentenced to a fine of 1,000 rubles (about $17 at the current exchange rate). The decision has not entered into force yet and can be appealed.

Earlier, the Leninsky District Court of the Republic of Crimea has sentenced a man to a 10 day detention for playing a song accompanied by a demonstration of Nazi symbols of the Azov Battalion banned in the Russian Federation.