Russia takes adoration very seriously. Popular YouTuber Ruslan Sokolovsky abstruse this the hard way when local authorities bedfast him for two months after he posted a video of himself playing Pokémon Go in church.

The vlogger was after answerable with “inciting hatred” and “insulting religious feelings” and now reportedly faces up to five years in jail if convicted.

Earlier in July, state-owned news approach Russia-24 warned Go enthusiasts that playing the game in church could land them in jail as it violates the country’s anti-blasphemy laws.

To test how austere Russian authorities are, Sokolovsky decided to film himself communicable ’em all in Yekaterinburg’s Church of All Saints and later posted the video on his YouTube channel.

Police began investigating Sokolovsky soon after the video was uploaded, ultimately detaining the vlogger this weekend, Meduza reports.

Russian Orthodox Church agent Vladimir Legoyda has since explained in a statement on Facebook that it was Sokolovsky’s annoying attitude that got him in agitation and not carefully arena the game.

“It is clear that Mr. Sokolovsky was not a casual passerby, who in a fit of gaming affection went into the temple, but rather a acclaimed young blogger in the city,” Legoyda wrote.

Following the YouTuber’s arrest, Jaroslav Nilov from the State Duma’s religious diplomacy board commented that board will still have to prove that Sokolovsky has indeed abandoned Russia’s anti-blasphemy before any added proceedings.

Nilov added called Sokolovsky’s apprehension unnecessary, claiming that “catching Pokémon is not an insult to religious feelings”.

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