The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova became, apparently, the first known and influential media person who stood up for the journalists who reported the sexual harassment by Deputy Leonid Slutsky. Earlier in the address the young women sounded correct, but unequivocal criticism: themselves to blame. Whether girls dress provocatively, or intentionally inflate the scandal during the election period, or even imagining God knows what, seemed to them. Such sensitive times, there is nothing to do in a serious institution.
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
“In St. Petersburg after the forum, the restaurant… Leonid started to say some things — and this was in public, which I personally was not very pleasant,” said Maria Zakharova in an interview with NTV.
She did not specify when it happened. According to the diplomat, especially since she remembered that no one present when the incident people did the MP’s comments and did not support it, therefore it was necessary to investigate the situation yourself.
Zakharova admitted that later had a private conversation with Slutsky, which directly expressed his displeasure.
“I repeated that I was not very pleased that he said to me. After that for several years we had great communication and never had any problems”, – said Zakharov.
In her opinion, in such cases it is important to openly Express their opinions and not be afraid to assert their rights, even if at first you don’t want to hear – in order to demonstrate to your opponent the hardness of your position.
“Speaking of which, I strongly disagree with those who say, Oh well, it seemed to them, what sort of girl, yeah she dressed so, Yes, it’s all her imagination. Nothing like this”, – concluded the diplomat.
Read the material: “Slutsky will consider after the election: the case of the harassment takes a serious turn”
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