“Vladimir Putin will have to face trial for issuing an edict authorizing concealment of military casualties at a time Russia is not officially engaged in military operations,” Pavel Kanygin and Arkadiy Babchenko, Moscow-based reporters with Novaya Gazeta newspaper, say.

Schlossberg, a Russian MP writing investigative reports about Russian servicemen’s deaths, has joined the ranks of the dissatisfied.

People are afraid of being arrested because disclosure of state secrets is punishable by a 7-year prison term.