Putin-hating Russian baker arrested for ‘discrediting armed forces’ with cakes

A Russian baker has been prosecuted for making anti-war cakes.

Anastasia Chernysheva began sharing photos of cakes decorated in the yellow and blue of the Ukrainian flag on Instagram two months after Russia's invasion.

One phallic-shaped bun was emblazoned with the phrase "F*** war".

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She was detained by police last week and charged with 'discrediting' Russia's armed forces – a crime introduced by the Kremlin following the invasion to clampdown on public opposition.

Anastasia was fined 35,000 Rubles – £345 – after being found guilty at Moscow's Izmailovsky District Court.

She told news website Novaya Gazeta Europe: "I had several waves of pro-Russian comments saying that I belong in prison.

"At first I laughed it off but at some point I thought that indeed they would come for me because of the cakes and then I would act according to the circumstances.

"And so they came.''

She has been warned she faces jail if she continues anti-war baking.

Some of her cakes have been auctioned off for charity and donations to Russian opposition politician Yevgeny Roizman.

Anastasia's case is the latest in a series of measures taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime against opponents of the war.

Earlier this month Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza was jailed for 23 years on charges including treason for critical comments he made concerning the invasion.

He was arrested last April (2022) after telling CNN Russia was run by 'a regime of murderers'.

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