Putin is a nasty tyrant:
Putin Increases Penalties For 'Illegal' Street Rallies
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several laws on July 22, increasing liability for separatism and violation of regulations for holding rallies.
The Kremlin's website said on July 22 that the new penalty for separatist calls will be a fine of between 10,000 and 30,000 rubles ($285 and $855).
The maximum punishment for the felony will be imprisonment of up to four years.
Previous legislation had a penalty of three years in jail.
Publicly calling for separatism on the Internet, or by using online resources, will be punished by up to 480 hours of community service and a maximum of five years in jail.
There was previously no punishment for online calls for separatism
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