The reason for the punishment was the musician's words about the Motherland and the war at a concert in Ufa in May.

In particular, Shavchuk then said: "Motherland, friends, this is not the name of the president, which you need to kiss and kiss all the time.

Motherland is a beggar grandmother at the train station who sells potatoes.

This is the homeland."

Shavchuk was not present at the court session.

The musician's defense insisted that there was no evidence of his wrongdoing, and that the police filed the report incorrectly.

The prosecution claimed that Shevchuk cast doubt on the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the "special operation", calling it "Napoleonic plans", and thereby discredited the Russian army.