"Koptelovo a humorous Declaration of accession of Latvia to Russia was given 6 months in real prison. And Baracoa for the same comic the Declaration on the accession of Latvia to the USA is facing the fate koptelova. It is now especially important to know that they are supported and that they are not forgotten," writes Ushakov in your profile on Facebook.

26 Feb the court of Kurzeme district of Riga has pronounced a sentence to Maxim Koptelov being the author of the petition on the accession of Latvia to Russia. The court sentenced him to 6 months imprisonment.

The investigation, launched on 17 March 2014, led by the security Police. In relation koptelova was initiated criminal proceedings under paragraph 1 of article 82 of the Criminal law of Latvia (Public call for undermining the territorial integrity of the Republic of Latvia).

According to the case materials, Maxim Koptelov posted on the Internet a message (petition): "an Appeal to all inhabitants of Latvia! The collection of signatures for the accession of Latvia to the Russian Federation.

If Latvia will again enter into the Russian Federation, all inhabitants of the Republic of Latvia opens vast prospects for development, much higher than the current finding in the EU. The level of salaries, pensions and benefits will also be an order of magnitude more favorable for living. If our opinion is different from yours, really sorry, everyone has the right to Express their thoughts (freedom of speech)", — reads the text of the petition (spelling and punctuation authors saved).

The defendant urged Internet users on a particular website to subscribe for its initiative, but the PostScript says: "Well, if in fact, this document does not bear any significance and is a joke. But if anybody poorly developed sense of humor, very sorry for this man".

Psle sentence Koptelovo former chief editor of the portal Ves.lv Denis Bartecki posted on the Internet comic of the petition on the accession of Latvia to the USA.

"I just completely copied the petition koptelova, replacing Russia on the United States to show the absurdity of the situation. But this joke too seriously. BOP staff came with a search warrant in the early morning of April 14. During the inspection were seized all electronic media, as well as mobile phone. Later Bartecki also visited the interrogation in the security Police.

"While I can't say under what article of the initiated criminal proceedings. I think for the same, as the koptelova," explained Denis Bartecki.