IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
MOSCOW, February 3 (Itar-Tass) —— Reporter Olga Romanova, who announced on Thursday, she would leave the organizing committee of the opposition rally of February 4, explained the decision by her busy schedule.
“On February 2, it was for the first time in my life that I missed court hearings. My own hearings. About my husband, where I am a lawyer. Because I had to choose: either the rally or the husband. I chose the rally for just one day. Later on, it will be the husband,” she wrote on Facebook.
Within the organizing committee she was responsible for collecting money for the opposition's rallies.
“I have been and will be at the rallies. But I cannot continue being the ‘wallet’ along with being the lawyer in the court,” she stressed.
Earlier, another member of the rally’s organizing committee, and co-chairman of the unregistered Party of People’s Freedom /PARNAS/ Boris Nemtsov explained Romanova’s decision by “reproaches from instigators and scoundrels” referring to collecting money for organisation of the rallies.
In 2009 Olga Romanova’s husband, entrepreneur Alexei Kozlov was found guilty of a big fraud and attempt of money laundring. He was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment. Later, the reversal of judgement reduced the punishment first to seven, and then to five years of imprisonment. On September 20, 2011 the Supreme Court denounced the sentence and forwarded the case for new investigation, and Kozlov’s preventive punishment was changed to a recognisance not to leave.