Nikita Belykh confirmed his intention to marry in prison
Former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, who is currently in the detention center on charges of bribe-taking, has confirmed his intention to tie the knot for the second time.
According to the members of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission, who have visited the ex-Governor in prison, the wedding ceremony with 30-year-old Ekaterina Reyfert is to be held in the Lefortovo detention center.
"I'm going to marry, it is serious; I had expressed my will, and prison administration has approved it. The bride, too, has expressed her will," Belykh told to PMC members, noting that the investigation does not object to the wedding, nor does the Lefortovo administration see this as a problem.
The first information about the wedding between the former Governor of the Kirov region, who had been arrested on suspicion of bribe-taking, and poetess Ekaterina Reyfert within the precincts of the detention center emerged back in July, a month after Belykh's arrest. The ex-Governor, a father of three children from his first marriage, met the girl in Facebook in spring.
Investigation's official permission for the detainee's marriage was granted on August 10. As previously reported, it had been planned to hold the wedding on a particular date, namely, August 27, but then Belykh was denied by the investigation.
According to Chairwoman of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission Eva Merkacheva, the main reason for canceling the marriage was the fact that, at the time, Belykh had not officially divorced his first wife.
Let us recall that the former Governor of the Kirov region was caught red-handed when taking a bribe on June 24 at a Moscow restaurant. The total amount of the bribe, during the transfer of the last tranche of which Belykh was detained, is 400 thousand euros. Shortly after the court-appointed arrest, Belykh was dismissed by Russian President in connection with the loss of confidence.
The reporter’s children Ilya Politkovsky and Vera Politkovskaya, her mother Raisa Mazepa and sister Elena Kudimova had filed a complaint with the ECHR against an ineffective investigation of their mother’s murder.
The girl is known in her homeland and the United States as a "defender of interests of law-abiding owners of civilian weapons," founder and member of the board of public organization called Right to Bear Arms.
On July 15, at the second half of France v Croatia, about the 52nd minute, three girls and a young man in police uniforms invaded the pitch of Luzhniki stadium. They rushed to the pool of players, interrupting the attack of the Croatian national team, and tried to hug football players.