On December 27, 2016 Federal Judge Anna Shipikova announced a judgment of the Dorogomilovo District Court of Moscow on the claim of the ex-deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Oleynik where she acknowledged the events in the Ukraine in February 2014 as a coup and a fact of legal importance.
This process allowing a possibility to raise an issue of protection of an indefinite range of persons from violation of indefinite range of rights is an exclusive precedent of using civil procedure instruments to achieve obscure legal aims. Consequently it deserves special expert treatment. Another reason is that there have been no cases when a foreign citizen tried to acknowledge in the Russian district court the legal fact of a coup in another state.
In the context of the general theory of protest events there are analyzed mass riots occurred in the period from November to February in 2013-2014 in Kiev. The characteristic is given to the coup committed in the course thereof and to radical forces, which came to power based in their politics on crimes - in all their forms and diversities, including punitive actions inflicted in relation to the South-East of the country. On this material the criminal law potentialities are studied for the prevention, suppression and the elimination of a criminal constituent of such events.