What Next?

A verdict in the second trial of Yury DMITRIEV is expected at the end of February. The prosecution and defence are currently summing up.

In April 2018, to the amazement of many, Dmitriev was acquitted of all the more serious charges. This time no one is hazarding a guess as to the outcome. Public interest within Russia remains high. If 4,000 signed a petition in the historian’s support during the first trial, over 10,000 have done so this time round.

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