ST. PETERSBURG, April 26 - RAPSI. On Friday, a St. Petersburg district court ordered Nikita Volgin, 28, to pay a 100,000 ruble ($3,600) fine for hacking into FC Zenits website in April, RIA Novosti reports.

Investigators maintain that in early April, Volgin hacked the St. Petersburg football clubs website, and for one day, redirected the sites visitors to a website containing insults directed at city administration officials, specifically Governor Valentina Matviyenko and Legislative Assembly chairman Vadim Tyulpanov.

Volgin explained his action by the desire to draw attention to the municipal authorities performance.

He said he chose the Zenit site because it was frequently visited by many different users "ranging from students to Gazprom officials."