Russian Bank Clients Refuse To Repay Loan As They Are Soviet Citizens

Two brothers living in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East have refused to pay back a 1.5 million ruble ($25,000) loan to a local bank. They say they won’t pay the debt because they are Soviet citizens, not Russian.

The brothers refused to pay off the debt during a visit to the bailiffs in Vladivostok. Demonstrating excellent knowledge of Soviet and Russian legislation, the men said they would not obey the ‘illegitimate’ requirements of the court, as they are not Russian citizens. They allegedly threatened to murder the bailiff and her family, calling her a “foreign agent.”

A few hours later they were detained by police and have been under arrest for seven days. Bailiffs have been granted permission by a court to seize two apartments as collateral on the debt.