Judge of the Moscow City Court
Svetlana Fedorova was born on July 12, 1968. By presidential decree on October 24, 1994, she was appointed judge of the Dorogomilovsky inter-municipal (district) court. By decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated January 31, 2014, Fedorova was appointed a criminal judge of the Moscow City Court.
Carrying out political repression using her official position, making politically motivated court decisions.
Judge Fedorova several times participated in high-profile hearings, including the trial against the leader of the Tambov gang, the “night governor of St. Petersburg” Vladimir Barsukov (Kumarin), as well as against the former Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukaev. In recent years, she also took part in the most notable political repressions against the opposition activists, namely, the Bolotnaya Square Case and the Moscow Case.
In 2012, Judge Fedorova sentenced one of the most famous gangster leaders, Vladimir Barsukov (Kumarin), to 15 years in a maximum-security penal colony for two episodes of extortion. It is noteworthy that, according to some evidence, Barsukov had close ties with the city administration, including Vladimir Putin, when he was the leader of the Tambov gang in St. Petersburg. Thus, the Kremlin could silence an overly confident gangster with an odious reputation.
In April 2018, judge Fedorova, as a member of the board of the Moscow City Court, rejected the appeal of the sentence to the former Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexei Ulyukaev. Earlier, Alexei Ulyukaev was sentenced to eight years in a maximum-security colony for receiving a bribe of $2 million. He was also banned from holding public office and was ordered to pay a fine of 130 million rubles. Reportedly, the cause for Ulyukaev's criminal prosecution could be his refusal to approve dubious schemes by Rosneft and its head, a close associate of Putin, Igor Sechin, to acquire the Bashneft company.
Judge Fedorova also participated in carrying out political repression against opposition activists. On June 5, 2014, she rejected complaints about the arrest of three defendants in the Bolotnaya Square Case, Alexei Gaskarov, Ilya Gushchina, and Alexander Margolin. On August 14, 2019, she upheld the arrest of Ivan Podkopaev, a defendant in the Moscow Case. According to investigators, Podkopaev sprayed pepper spray on the officers of the Russian Guard on July 27 rally for allowing independent candidates to run for the Moscow City Duma. The attorney of the accused submitted a petition in court demanding the termination of the criminal case against the defendants, which over 130 thousand people signed. However, the prosecutor Anastasia Zvereva opposed the inclusion of this document, and judge Svetlana Fedorova supported her, refusing to accept the petition.