The Verkh-Isetsky District Court of Yekaterinburg acquitted Alexander Vasiliev, a security guard at the Yeltsin Center, who added “eyes” to the picture of Kazimir Malevich's student, due to the lack of corpus delicti. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
Vasilyev also canceled all previously imposed punishments and undertaking not to leave. According to the agency, the reason for the acquittal was the lack of evidence by the court of first instance that the guard acted deliberately and out of hooligan motives.
In late August, a 64-year-old Chechen veteran with a mental disorder, Vasilyev, was appointed in the case of vandalism (part 1 of the article 214 of the Criminal Code) 180 hours of compulsory work and a compulsory measure in the form of treatment by a psychiatrist. The court decided that the guard acted out of hooligan motives, since the recording from the surveillance cameras shows how he looks around, which means he was aware of his actions.
At the end of 2021, he worked part-time at an exhibition at the Yeltsin Center about Malevich and his students. On the first day of work, Vasiliev drew eyes with a pen on Anna Leporskaya's painting “Three Figures” from the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery. According to the security guard, teenage visitors suggested doing this, saying that this is a picture of their authorship. context-cite__image” alt=”1″ />The Tretyakov Gallery refused to put up with the guard, who painted the “eyes” in the painting by Malevich's student. The case of a 64-year-old disabled person is considered by the court