Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Putin Accused Of Corruption In Early Post Soviet Days – She Fears For Life

Posted by Info on 22/03/2010

Marina Salye, 75, says she encountered the Russian leader years ago when they held posts in St. Petersburg. She accuses him of corruption at the time, and fears for her life.

A St. Petersburg legislator in the early post-Soviet days, Salye investigated Putin and boldly accused him of corruption. Then, soon after Putin ascended to the presidency, she dropped out of view. Putin was reelected, and she didn’t say a word. Putin began to curtail local elections, rein in independent television stations and consolidate power,and she stayed silent. She had been threatened by Putin, people said. She was afraid for her life.

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