Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya commented on a recent news about former Russian State Duma deputy Konstantin Borovoy, who now wants to flee to the US. “That is a situation greatly described by Leo Tolstoy: ‘everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys’ house’,” said Veselnitskaya.
Former Deputy and a Chairman of a political party “Western Choice” reportedly wants to flee from Russia. According to Borovoy, the main reason for such a decision was him fearing for his own life, reported Russian news agency URA.RU Tuesday.
Borovoy said that the “suspicious” events had started happening in 2014, when some “shady people” offered him to launch business in Russia. He claimed that he lost courage when they started shadowing him.
“Wherever I went, there was a car following me,” recollects the politician.
Security service experts of the Russian Bank, where Borovoy was working at the time, advised him to take immediate action. In 2015, when Boris Nemtsev was killed, ex-deputy strongly decided to move to Los-Angeles.
Borovoy has applied for political asylum in the US and said that if he is granted the asylum, he would not be able to visit Russia for a few years. The former deputy is now searching for ways to make his living and says that he could lecture on mathematics or even start his own business.
Earlier Borovoy conducted an analysis of western sanctions’ impact on the Russian banking system and concluded that the collapse was imminent. According to media reports, Borovoy is directly related to the 1996 events in Chechen Republic. He reportedly was on a phone call with the leader of self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, Dzhokhar Dudayev, when the latest was killed by laser-guided missiles.
“The events of Chechen Republic of 23 years ago, inconsistent claims about anti-Russian sanctions, and a political asylum as a result. That is exactly how politicians burn out,” concluded Veselnitskaya.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website