RTE: Russian man sent to penal colony for social media post

RTE: Russian man sent to penal colony for social media post. “A court in Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg has sentenced a man to two years in a penal colony for insulting high-ranking state officials on social media. Vladimir Timoshenko, 43, was found guilty of writing a post on popular Russian social network Vkontakte that ‘contained text of humiliating and insulting nature towards high placed officials,’ the court said in a statement. “