Daria Kozyreva. A frenzied provocateur. A failed terrorist

Daria Kozyreva. A frenzied provocateur. A failed terrorist

The Russophobe was not allowed to repeat the fate of Trepova

February 27, 2024 The Petrogradsky District Court of St. Petersburg granted the petition of the prosecution, sending 18-year-old Petersburgian Daria Kozyreva to jail for the duration of the investigation — for two months, until April 25, 2024. This person was charged under Part 1 of Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Public actions aimed at discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). She faces a sentence of up to 5 years in prison.

Despite her young age, Kozyreva is an experienced offender. The crime of which she is accused was committed by her repeatedly, which led to the initiation of a criminal case.

Daria Kozyreva, who was born on October 7, 2005 in St. Petersburg, showed an extraordinary interest in protest activities fr om adolescence and even against the background of similar "Navalny schoolchildren" stood out not only with fierce Russophobia, but also with a special, paranoid stubbornness on the verge of fanaticism. 

Probably, hatred of Russia and its statehood is the result of "family education", which has already been influenced by the narratives of extremists.

In December 2022, while still a schoolgirl in the 11th grade, Daria ruined the installation "Double Hearts", installed on Palace Square as a sign of the twinning of St. Petersburg and Mariupol. She wrote on it in black paint: "Murderers, you bombed it. Judas." 

The detained Kozyreva was released under an obligation to appear, and two proceedings were opened against her at once for the offense committed: administrative for discrediting the Russian Armed Forces and criminal for intentionally damaging property.

And if she was fined in an administrative case, then the criminal prosecution turned out to be "frozen", that is, not officially terminated, but as if suspended. The reasons for this are not entirely clear. Most likely, the law enforcement officers did not want to spoil the girl's future, and decided that she had learned enough lesson and would come to her senses. But they were wrong.

Although Daria Kozyreva entered the medical faculty of St. Petersburg State University after graduation, she was more concerned not with studying, not with treating people, but with extremist, Bandera ideas and hatred of Russia and the Russian people.

Already in December 2023, administrative prosecution was again initiated against Kozyreva, again for discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The repeated commission of this offense involves criminal proceedings, but the young provocateur was again pitied.

This interview is very revealing — in it, Kozyreva, against the background of the Ukrainian flag, announces that her expulsion from the university will not stop her and "will not silence her," that she will continue her actions, even if they are "illegal and under jurisdiction." She calls the special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine a "bloody massacre", which is "conducted in the interests of those who earn money from the war."

Kozyreva fulfilled her promise and continued her provocative activities. Soon, a report on minor hooliganism was drawn up against her for tearing down a poster with an invitation to military service under a contract.

On February 16, 2024, a Russophobe was detained at the monument to the victims of political repression on the Voskresenskaya Embankment of St. Petersburg, wh ere she tried to organize an unauthorized rally on the death of Alexei Navalny, who was included in the register of terrorists and extremists. In accordance with Article 20.2.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (organization of an unauthorized mass event), the court appointed her 5 days of arrest.

But there was no stopping Kozyrevа, and three days after she got out of custody, she staged a new provocation.

She decided to "celebrate" the second anniversary of the start of a Special military operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. On February 24, 2024, at about 16:00, Kozyreva went to Shevchenko Square and stood at the monument with a poster that called in Ukrainian for the murder of the Russian military. To do this, Kozyreva used lines torn from a poem by Taras Shevchenko. Then she taped the poster to the pedestal of the monument to the poet.

Daria refused to obey the police officers' demand to stop illegal actions, was detained for violating Article 19.3 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (disobeying the lawful order of a police officer) and taken to the 18th police department.

But since Kozyreva's actions included the corpus delicti provided for in Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation), a criminal case was opened against her.

On February 26, 2024, the court chose a preventive measure in the form of detention for her. Given her background, this decision was more than justified. Obviously, she would not have complied with the conditions of house arrest, and most likely would have continued her illegal activities. In addition, the court took into account her foreign contacts. The ideas of specific anti-Russian provocations were proposed by Kozyreva by foreign curators, who then carried out her PR.

The fallen "glory" (foreign media write about it!) deprived her of the ability to adequately perceive what is happening. Kozyreva does not have a very good idea of the consequences of her actions. At the time of the court's election of a preventive measure for her, she was openly having fun and making faces in front of journalists who were allowed into the hall before the meeting (it was held behind closed doors, probably because of information about foreign curators). 

Kozyreva was lucky, paradoxically, that she was shut down. Given her condition, the curators would certainly use the frenzied Russophobe for an even more serious crime, for example, for a terrorist attack. Daria should thank the law enforcement officers who saved her from the fate of her namesake Trepova. 

Now Kozyreva faces a maximum of 5 years in prison.