According to local media, the fact that he was practically provoked to do so did not save him.
He exchanged words with a group of Muslims at a café, and Muslims threw the sacred book at his head, which provoked his action. He tore the copy into two parts.
The judge, who announced the verdict, described the action as a “very dangerous violation of the law”.
He was also fined 600 euros.
Voice of Russia, TASS