Timeline

The Dmitriev Affair

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

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2018

Hearing of Appeals

JUNE

Thursday, 14th — Hearing of appeals at Supreme Court of Karelia (Petrozavodsk)

MAY

Appeal

APRIL

Friday, 13th — City prosecutor Yelena ASKEROVA submits a formal appeal  against Dmitriev’s acquittal,

TRIAL

Thursday, 5th — Judge NOSOVA acquits Dmitriev of the two most serious charges,

MARCH

Tuesday, 27th — Final Words to court of Yury DMITRIEV,

Thursday, 22nd — Closing Statement by Defence, Victor ANUFRIEV

Tuesday, 20th — Closing Statement by Petrozavodsk City prosecutor Yelena ASKEROVA, who demands 9-year sentence for Dmitriev

Wednesday, 14th — Court hearing scheduled. Dmitriev not permitted to guide locals and visitors around Krasny Bor memorial complex, 20 kms from Petrozavodsk

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, 27th — Serbsky assessment announced in court: Dmitriev sane, photos not pornographic (Human Rights in Ukraine). Dmitriev guides locals and visitors around Zaretsky graveyard in Petrozavodsk

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

JANUARY

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

Serbsky Institute

Saturday, 27th — Dmitriev released from preventative custody (7×7). Cannot leave Petrozavodsk.

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

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2017

DECEMBER

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

TRIAL

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

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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.