Russian Man Convicted of Hate Crime for Playing Pokémon Go in Church

A Russian YouTuber has been convicted of a religious hate crime for playing Pokémon Go in church.Ruslan Sokolovsky, 22, was convicted by a court in Ekaterinburg after posting a video of himself playing the game.He recorded himself wandering around the inside of the Church of All Saints while playing the game on his iPhone.Sokolovsky (pictured above) posted the video online in August 2016, at the height of the Pokémon Go craze:He was arrested a few days later.The video was posted as a deliberate rebuke to Russian officials who had warned there could be legal consequences to playing the game in sacred places.It shows him catch a Poliwag, then a Zubat, while worshipers and clergy mill around the background. It has now been viewed on YouTube almost two million times.In the footage, Sokolovsky rubbished the possibility that he could be punished for what he was doing.

Source: Russian Man Convicted of Hate Crime for Playing Pokémon Go in Church | Heat Street

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