Timeline

The Dmitriev Affair

A chronological list of the video clips about the case
may be found under Publicity.

2018

Trial

FEBRUARY

Wednesday, 28th — Next court hearing (Facebook)

Thursday, 8th — Serbsky Institute assessment returned to Petrozavodsk City Court

JANUARY

Sunday, 28th — YURY DMITRIEV’s 62nd birthday

Saturday, 27th — Dmitriev released from preventative custody (7×7)

Friday, 19th — Psychiatric assessment completed; Dmitriev returned to Butyrka (7×7)

2017

DECEMBER

Thursday, 28th — Dmitriev flown to Moscow (Novaya gazeta)

Next hearing of the case at Petrozavodsk City Court, 26-27 December:

Wednesday, 27th — Dmitriev to be released on 28 January 2018 (7×7)
Tuesday, 26th — “Photos not pornographic” (Chernika)

NOVEMBER

Thursday, 30th — The real reason for the delay? (7×7)

Wednesday, 29th — Motion denied – twice (7×7)

Defence petitions, for change in the measure of restraint and
for better qualified forensic experts, turned down by the court.

DATES OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, 7th — Centenary of “The Great October Socialist Revolution”

Not an official holiday since the early 1990s. Referred to in current school textbooks as the “Great Russian Revolution”.

Saturday, 4th —
Day of National Unity [since 2005], Marked this year on Monday, 6th

OCTOBER

Monday, 30th  —
Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repression [since 1991]

Unofficial Day of the Political Prisoner in the USSR [1974-1990]

  • Unveiling of official monument
    to the “Victims of Political Repression”, 2017 (Moscow)
  • “Day of Remembrance” at Krasny Bor, nr. Petrozavodsk [since 1998]

Sunday, 29th — Restoring the Names,
Lubyanka Square, Moscow [unofficial event, since 2007]

OCTOBER

Wednesday, 25th –
New analysis of photos not ready. Next hearing 25 November (7×7)

Wednesday, 18th – Hearing of the case postponed at the request of the “Federal Department for Independent Forensic Assessment” (new prosecution experts)

Wednesday, 11th – Court extends custody for another three months (7×7)

Tuesday, 3rd – Defence asks Court to halt reassement of evidence (7×7)

Monday, 2nd – “New experts without office or staff” (Novaya gazeta)

SEPTEMBER

Friday, 15th –
Judge agrees to new assessment, but of the same nine photographs (7×7) [R]

Thursday, 7th – Defence demands re-assessment of photographic evidence (7×7)

dmitriev in court

In courthouse corridor; daughter Katya walks behind Dmitriev

AUGUST

Wednesday, 30th –
Endocrynologist’s evidence about Natasha’s health
(7×7) (English)

Wednesday, 23rd – Dmitriev testifies at his trial (7×7)

Saturday, 5th – “Day of Remembrance” at Sandarmokh (since 1998)

Thursday, 1st – The use of photographic records to monitor a child’s health (7×7)

JULY

Tuesday, 11th – hearing of case

Saturday, 8th – Picket in Petrozavodsk in defence of Dmitriev (7×7)

picket in Petrozavodsk, 8 July [3]

JUNE

Wednesday, 28th – “Dmitriev is a political prisoner” (Memorial HRC)

Thursday, 22nd – “An almost comical document” (7×7) Professor Lev Shcheglov

Tuesday, 6th – Were Soviet POWs shot at Sandarmokh? (7×7) [R]


1ST JUNE – TRIAL BEGINS IN CLOSED SESSION
neither media nor public admitted

“Dmitriev should be acquitted” – Victor Anufriev, defence attorney

“A political prosecution” – Sergei Krivenko, Memorial,
Presidential Council for Human Rights

Government unlikely to attend 5 August Day of Remembrance (7×7)

MAY

Wednesday, 17th – Preliminary court hearing

Pre-trial investigation

APRIL

Monday, 10th – Court extends custody until 12 May (7×7)

MARCH

Thursday, 9th – New charges added under Articles 135 and 222 of the Russian Federation’s Criminal Code

FEBRUARY

Monday, 13th – Presidential Council is monitoring case (HRO.org)

JANUARY

Tuesday, 10th – Rossiya-24  (“What Memorial is hiding”), 14-minute broadcast

2016

DECEMBER

Thursday, 29th – “A photo of a naked child is not pornography” (Anufriev, 7×7) [S]

Thursday, 22nd – “My father is almost a saint to me”, Katya Klodt (7×7) [R]

Tuesday, 20th – Evidence and access to Dmitriev (7×7) [R]

Arrest

Monday, 16th – Memorial Society to Karelian Prosecutor (Memorial letter)

Friday, 13th – Arrest of Dmitriev  (7×7) [R]

Friday, 13th – Dmitriev arrested because of family photos (7×7)

(NOTE: Dates above will not necessarily match the date of publication.
They indicate the day on which events occurred {the court hearing, other related event, etc}. See link to article for a report’s date of publication.)