Afraid of a Russian husband
Luzia Tschirky had to evacuate her Moscow apartment
Before the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Lucia Shirgi lived with her husband in the Russian capital, Moscow. The SRF correspondent removed the German-Russian woman’s apartment so that she would not be in danger because of her work.
Luzia Tschirky (32) has been reporting on Russia’s war against Ukraine for months. An SRF Russia correspondent was in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, when the explosion erupted. He then crossed the Polish border and left the country.
Until the Russian invasion, the St. Gallen resident lived in Moscow with her husband. As she now says in the SRF “club”, she had to give up her apartment. “I have not been in my apartment in Moscow since February 24 (author’s note, the date the war began). I left the country on February 16, thinking that I would return soon. But she was not there again.
Fear of prison camps
The SRF reporter even had to vacate the apartment out of fear for her husband. As he holds a Russian passport, it is very dangerous for both of them to live there. This is due to a law passed in Russia that makes it a crime to “spread false information” about the Russian military. That includes using “war” instead of “military special operation,” as the Kremlin has noted, to describe the attack on Ukraine. They face a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
“Because of your work there is a possibility that you will be sentenced to years in a prison camp. It is not clear at the moment exactly how these laws will be applied, but it is clear that the Russians express it a lot. Especially in my family, it affects my husband now,” explains Tschirky. Fearing that he would be in danger because of her work, she decided to evict. (BSN)
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