Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

Siberian Airport Employee Fined for Taking Shortcut Through Fence

An airport employee in the Siberian town of Kodinsk has been fined for creating an opening in the airport's fence and climbing through it to gain access to a restricted zone last month.

The employee had been working outside the airport's perimeters and had wanted to speed up his entry by dodging compulsory security checks, the West Siberian Transportation Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday in an online statement.

The employee has been fined 3,000 rubles ($45) for breaching transport safety rules, the statement said.

Read more

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.