At the time he voted for the reunification with Crimea, and now he fled to the Ukraine complains that Russia “turned into a dictatorship.” Communist Denis Boronenkov, escaped with his wife – also a former Deputy of the state Duma, branded as a traitor not only former party members, but even radical Russian opposition. Will do now his treachery in Ukraine, entrusting high office?
Former state Duma Deputy from the Communist Denis Boronenkov Tuesday finally came back into the public space and confirmed that at the end of last year, he fled to Ukraine with his wife, Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs, an Opera singer and also a former Deputy of the state Duma, but already from “an United Russia”. Boronenkov appeared on the pages of the Ukrainian Internet-editions “Censor.no” (which is prohibited in Russia).
“He fled to Ukraine when over him a sword of Damocles of criminal prosecution. Boronenkov above all, above the interests of the country have put their personal interests”
Ex-MP has compared modern Russia with Nazi Germany and the reunification with Crimea, which he three years ago voted, called “a huge mistake”. “This is a huge trouble. The situation in Russia now as in Nazi Germany of Hitler. Everyone knew that it would destroy the Jews, but continued to work with him for many years, pretending that nothing is happening… Many things are identical in Russia”, – said Boronenkov, not specifying, however, who plays the role of the Jews.
The MP claims that did not vote for the “occupation of Crimea” and the button for it at the meeting in March 2014 pressed colleagues in the faction, which he had previously entrusted his card. The Deputy, however, did not explain why earlier did not dispute their participation in that fateful vote, and from colleagues disown.
Their flight from Russia Boronenkov explained by the fact that it allegedly “made by the witness on “fabricated criminal charges”. Another reason was the concern for the health of his wife, Opera singer Maria Maksakova. According to Boronenkov, during pregnancy because of the stress caused by criminal prosecution, she lost two children. “I know what FSB uses psychotropic drugs to suppress the will and obedience of the people in the detention center Lefortovo. It began in the Feoktistov (former first Deputy chief of management of own safety of FSB General Oleg Feoktistov – ed.) and I don’t want to be the next victim”, – quotes the Deputy “Kommersant”.
In addition, the member confirmed that he had testified against former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and announced that they had obtained Ukrainian citizenship. By the way, not without pride, ex-the Deputy noted that he had received a Ukrainian passport for 6 December, just two days after their parliamentary powers. The MP openly admitted that a Ukrainian passport he needed in order for Ukraine to qualify for high administrative posts. “The censor.no,” casually mentions that citizenship has changed and Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs.
This moment immediately caused outrage in the Ukrainian blogosphere – many have noted that this tight deadline does not meet the requirements of the law. Ukrainian bloggers have also expressed bewilderment why the fugitive Deputy President Poroshenko a new passport issued immediately, whereas many of the “volunteers from Russia”, who are fighting in the ATO zone, for that year, asking for Ukrainian citizenship, but was refused.
Party Opera singer and MP
The Communist party on Tuesday promised to expel from the party Boronenkov. At a fraction note that it will happen anyway, as a former colleague received a foreign nationality, and foreigners in the party can not consist.
State Duma Deputy from the Communist party, Chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov in an interview with the newspaper VIEW accused the former colleague on fraction of treason. “I have no doubt this man is a traitor. He fled to Ukraine when over him a sword of Damocles of criminal prosecution. Boronenkov above all, above the interests of the country put their own personal interests. To understand this, you don’t even need to go into any details,” – said the MP.
State Duma Deputy, member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist party Yuri Afonin described the recent behavior of colleagues as “a serious betrayal of the interests of the country voters.” “We know that Ukraine is actually outside of the law is the Communist party. Traitors in the history always are, this will not be saved”, – quotes RBC Afonina.
In the Russian blogosphere outrage at the act Boronenkov was so universal that even the radical non-systemic opposition has called ex-Deputy “a whore”.
VIEW newspaper has managed to reach Tiffany’s Denis Boronenkov, known Soviet actress of theatre and cinema Lyudmila Maksakova, but she refused to comment on the act of his daughter and son-in-law.
Employment of the fugitive will be engaged Poroshenko
In addition, the Chairman of the CPRF Central Committee Vladimir Kashin, citing its own sources reported that Voronenkov claims to the governorship in the Odessa region. “They say that Voronenkov is the Governor of Odessa. I’m not kidding”, – Kashin quoted “Interfax”. According to the Communist, this is due to the fact of the rapid receipt by Voronenkova Ukrainian citizenship.
Elected from Odessa Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Alexey Goncharenko (Block Petro Poroshenko), commenting on the report, expressed doubts about the chances Boronenkov on the government in Kyiv. “It is clear that we will not deny Voronenkov the shelter, but I don’t think he will be allowed to the government”, the MP said the newspaper VIEW.
According to Goncharenko, public opinion in Ukraine, as Voronenkov, is convinced: Russia has installed a dictatorship. “People are persecuted for political reasons, and that Voronenkov is forced to hide in Ukraine”, – said the Deputy.
The head of the Institute of Ukrainian politics Konstantin Bondarenko also expressed doubts that Voronenkov get any meaningful post. The expert also noted that Ukrainian public opinion “knows no such policy”. “The scandal around Boronenkov was seen only in the expert community, and not all its representatives”, – Bondarenko told the newspaper VIEW. The same applies to Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs. According to Bondarenko, “she never had stars in Russia, she is a figure of the second rank”, and in Ukraine it is not among the famous singers.
Scandalous trail of a Communist
Although the state Duma Boronenkov was part of the security Committee, which oversees the fight against crime, the Deputy has been involved in the criminal chronicle.
We will remind, the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) beginning with the December 2014 twice recommended to deprive the Communist of immunity to attract him in as a defendant in the case of raider capture of the building in Moscow. As the newspaper VIEW, detectives found Boronenkov one of the organizers of raider capture of the building on International street, 38. A criminal case on this issue was initiated in October 2011. However, the Prosecutor General’s office refused the TFR. The Supervisory Agency has decided that the testimony on Boronenkov six convicted in this case is not enough.
15 Aug 2001 the newspaper “the Interlocutor” has informed that in April of the same year Voronenkov was detained while receiving $10 million from businessman Yevgeny Trostentsov for lobbying his interests in the state Duma, but on 30 July the case was closed.
8 Dec 2013 Voronenkov was hospitalized after a night of fighting with the ex-FSB officer Andrei Myrsikova, which occurred in one of elite restaurants in the centre of Moscow on Petrovka. According to “Kommersant”, later became aware of the letter has been sentenced in absentia in Russia businesswoman Anne Atkin Prosecutor General Yury Chaika. She accused Boronenkov and Marsikova in the murder of her business partner Andrei Burlakov.