ST. PETERSBURG, October 18 (Itar-Tass) —— A court in St. Petersburg has ruled that participants of the misconduct action on the museum Aurora cruiser, who hoisted a pirate flag on a mast on the ship, be placed under administrative arrest and be fined.
One of the young people is arrested for ten days, three for five days, and four will pay a 1,000-rouble fine, deputy head of the press service of the Petersburg and Leningrad regional police department Elmar Shakhirzayev told Itar-Tass.
The consideration of the cases of other six offenders charged with hooliganism is postponed till October 20.
The "seizure" of the historic cruiser happened on Sunday afternoon. A group of about 20 young people as tourists got aboard the ship at about 16:00 and tried to climb masts. Three of them managed to do it. The young people sat on the mast for five hours. Police and rescuers took them down only at about 21:40. Policemen detained 14 people on Sunday.