Savchenko, who was also charged with insulting the faith of believers and inciting hatred, was sentenced to four years and three months in prison on Friday. The Industrial District Court of Khabarovsk judge handed Orlova a sentence of three years and ten days in prison.

The prosecution initially fought for a six-year sentence but both Orlova and Savchenko pleaded guilty to the crimes.

Video footage of Savchenko bullying homeless people and offensive social media posts served as evidence for her extended sentence.