– Confusion with Duma members: they are allowed to travel in luxury through Europe
Influencer Sonya Plotnikova has documented on Instagram how she vacations in Europe with her father. We reported that they weren’t allowed to do that – obviously wrong.
Food for a storm: Russian influencer Sonya Plotnikova has been documenting her luxury trip across Europe for weeks on Instagram. Her father, Vladimir Plotnikov, is always by her side. Neither of them should even be here – we and hundreds of social media users thought – because Plotnikov is an approved member of the Russian State Duma – and a confidant of Vladimir Putin. Obviously the first mistake.
Plotnikov should be loud on Instagram.Berliner Zeitung», also reported about the allegedly authorized passenger, which was not about the deputy from Moscow, but about the unauthorized and non-partisan deputy of the Perm City Parliament of the same name.
However, in his approach to Ukraine, the local politician Plotnikov does not differ from his Moscow namesake, the newspaper continues. He reportedly recently called for “patriotic schooling” because many students would reject “special military action” in Ukraine.
And he must be very rich. The local politician, who is said to own several luxury properties, has an annual income of nearly four million euros. He is one of the nine vice-presidents of the Russian Judo Federation. Putin is judo mad.
Despite everything, Plotnikov did not stop from Perm List of sanctions in the European Union Can enter Europe without any problems. The man is here legally, writes the “Berliner Zeitung,” and asks whether it makes sense to allow only State Duma members when regional politicians like Plotnikov differ from state politicians in their approach to Ukraine.