A man who was convicted in 2013 for an alleged attempt on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s life has appealed for a pardon, his wife Marina told the Kommersant newspaper.

Kazakhstan national Ilya Pyanzin, who is currently serving his ten-year sentence in the Samara region, has pledged his full support for Putin’s domestic and international policies, including his policy on Syria.

Pyanzin was extradited to Russia in 2012 and sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2013.