The former editor-in-chief of Baza, Nikita Mogutin, said that he left Russia in early April.
One of the founders and former editor-in-chief of Baza, Nikita Mogutin, left Russia in early April. The details of the departure from the country, the journalist revealed in postpublished in Telegram.
Mogutin said that he had visited several countries over the past four months. As the journalist noted, now he is in Georgia.
He also said that he was able to leave Russia only on the second attempt. According to the ex-editor-in-chief of Baza, for the first time he was denied permission to travel abroad because he did not pay a fine of 180,000 rubles for participating in an unsanctioned rally. Mogutin specified that after that he paid the required amount and left the country.
Mogutin gone from the Baza edition in February. The journalist stressed that the decision to dismiss was not easy for him. Nevertheless, as the ex-editor-in-chief clarified, it has matured for a long time.
In August 2021 became known that the court Moscow fined Mogutin 180,000 rubles for participating in an unsanctioned rally. The co-founder of Baza disagreed with the court’s decision and said that there was an “incredible amount of violations” in the case. He also assured that he worked at the protests as a journalist.
Mogutin detained in Moscow in May 2021. Law enforcement officials stopped his car and said that he was walking along an orientation. The journalist was taken to the Kitai-Gorod police station and released an hour later. The next day Mogutin found outthat he is accused of participating in an unsanctioned rally that took place in Moscow on April 21.