A Russian woman has been arrested after she left a note on Vladimir Putin’s parents’ grave saying they should take their son with them.
Irina Tsybaneva, 60, an accountant from St. Petersburg evaded security at Serafimovskoe cemetery on Oct. 6, one day before Putin’s birthday, to leave the note on his parents’ gravestone, Newsweek reported, citing a report from independent Russian language news outlet Mediazona.
“Parents of a serial killer, take him with you, we have so much pain and misery from him, the whole world prays for his death,” the note said. “Death to Putin, you raised a freak and a killer.”
She was arrested on Oct. 10 after a cemetery guard found the note and sent it to law enforcement. Tsybaneva immediately confessed to writing the note. DNA test, a handwriting expert and surveillance footage from the cemetery also confirmed she wrote it.
Tsybaneva was accused of desecrating a burial place based on political or ideological hostility. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.
Experts concluded that the note contained a “negative assessment of Russian President Vladimir Putin,” according to Newsweek. She was sentence to house arrest until Nov. 8 and barred from using the internet, phone or mail.
This is the second time in as many months that Russians left a note at Putin’s parents’ grave amid the country’s ongoing war with Ukraine.
In September, activist Anastasia Filippova left a sign at the grave that says, “your son is behaving disgracefully! He skips history classes, fights with classmates, threatens to blow up the whole school! Take action!”