SAMARA, December 2 Singer Eduard Charlotte returned from Armenia to Russia to repent for his actions, now he needs to be given the opportunity to rehabilitate himself, this opinion was expressed to journalists by the artist’s father Valery Sharlot .
On Saturday, the Kirovsky District Court of Samara arrested singer Eduard Charlotte until January 24, 2024, accused of rehabilitation of Nazism (Part 4 of Article 354.1) and insulting the feelings of believers (Part 1 of Article 148 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The reason for initiating three criminal cases under these articles were videos that the artist posted on Instagram*. Charlotte admitted guilt and repented, noting that he committed the crimes unintentionally.
“He came from abroad to repent before the people… Yes, for this we must say: “Well done, now let’s work it off.” Now we need society to talk not about how bad you are, but about the fact that a person understands having been there, having listened enough to those who are not going to return, … and returned. Of course, this does not mean that he needs to be patted on the head. … The fact that he has now returned, realizing that he can be met and that it will be exactly what is now is happening, this needs to be assessed somehow positively, to give him the opportunity to do something to rehabilitate himself,” the father said after his son’s arrest.
Charlotte believes that from the arrest of his son, society will not receive the benefit that he could bring in freedom. The father explained the artist’s behavior by “moral weakness” and the choice of the wrong authorities.
“He is a morally weak person. If someone pulls him along, he, without really delving into the situation, really succumbs to this influence. Moreover, look how many IT specialists have left, how many singers, mature, honored, folk, seemingly recognized by everyone… and they (take such ridiculous steps). Of course, he is a young guy, he has never been anywhere before, he looks at them, they are an authority for him, and it took time for him to understand that he was mistaken. Not the same he chose authorities for himself,” said Valery Sharlot.
* The activities of Meta (social networks Facebook and Instagram) are prohibited in Russia as extremist.