Moscow Confectioner Charged With 'Discrediting' Armed Forces Over Anti-War Cakes


Police in Moscow have charged confectioner Anastasia Chernysheva with "discrediting" Russia's armed forces involved in the Kremlin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The charge against Chernysheva stems from slogans calling for an end to the Ukraine war that she inscribed on cakes she sells via Instagram. Chernysheva was detained for questioning on April 28 and released after the charge was officially filed against her. She faces a fine or weeks of imprisonment if found guilty. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Russian Service, click here.