"I did not want to give hope to my fans". Natalya Poklonskaya on husband and car absence

"I did not want to give hope to my fans". Natalya Poklonskaya on husband and car absence
Natalya Poklonskaya

The Head of the Duma Committee for Income Control of Deputies explained why she had previously told about her marriage, and also showed TV-men her apartment and a certificate on the absence of a car from the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate.

State Duma deputy Natalya Poklonskaya answered all questions concerning her personal life that had arisen with the public recently in an interview with RIA Novosti. In particular, Poklonskaya said that she "broke up with a man with whom she was going to get married".

The Head of the State Duma Committee for Income Control of Deputies attracted special attention after State Duma deputies published the anti-corruption declarations. Previously, Poklonskaya has repeatedly stressed the problem of fictitious divorce among deputies as a popular way of circumventing the anti-corruption legislation.

However, after the publication of her own declaration it turned out that the deputy is not married, and she does not have a personal car and her own apartment. Although earlier she had repeatedly stressed in interviews that she had a "wonderful family – a husband and a child". In this regard, in late May the Center of Anti-Corruption Policy of Yabloko party sent a request to the Prosecutor General's Office demanding to verify why Poklonskaya had not indicated information about the income of her husband and the car in her declaration.

In an interview with RIA Novosti Natalya Poklonskaya emphasized that she always carefully concealed her private life, because "everyone has the right to personal space", but since it still became public, she is ready to explain everything.

"Indeed, I said earlier in the press that I had a wonderful family. And when I said that, I had a relationship with a man with whom we intended to formalize them. But, unfortunately, we broke up. Therefore, I can not indicate someone in the declaration in the form of a husband, because I do not have one. That's all the misunderstanding. I really do not have a husband. Explaining that I had a man and we wanted to formalize our relationships was also wrong. Who cares?" – said Poklonskaya.

The deputy also named another reason why she had presented herself to be married. According to her, she did not want to give hope to her fans, who would like to establish relations with her.

"Therefore, in order not to hurt people and completely kill all desire, I said that I was married and I had a wonderful family. Maybe, it was not quite right then... But everything is true in the declaration", the deputy noted.

The deputy also mentioned in the interview with RIA Novosti about the car in the presence of which the Center of Anti-Corruption Policy of Yabloko party suspected Poklonskaya, having found out the transport tax liability on her name by the Taxpayer Identification Number. Poklonskaya said that two years ago she had given a car for her father's birthday. According to her, earlier her father had "old Zhiguli" of 1985, the car at the wheel of which the deputy received his first driving experience. In 2015 Poklonskaya presented her Hyundai Solaris to her father, confirming her words with a certificate from the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate of Crimea.

In addition, Natalya Poklonskaya said in an interview that she had fulfilled her promise to show her housing to journalists that she publicly gave to Transparency International. According to Poklonskaya, she showed her apartment to the crew of TV channel Dozhd (Rain) and now awaits a response from anti-corruption crusaders – the Anti-Corruption Foundation of Alexey Navalny and Transparency International.

The words of the State Duma deputy in a recent interview that "it would be good to check Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and the Russian branch of Transparency International on the corruption" ("Because, as they say, guilty mind is never at ease") were not ignored by the anti-corruption crusaders. In response, Deputy Head of Transparency Ilya Shumanov promised to create the investigation against Poklonskaya herself.

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