The case of Sobchak cannot be considered separately from the case of her mother and father, Parkhomenko believes.
Now in Russia, two points of view dominate Sobchak regarding the persecution / REUTERS
The arrests of media workers Ksenia Sobchak are a formal pretext and seem to indicate personal grudges or even envy.
Journalist and columnist Serhiy Parkhomenko expressed this on the FREEDOM broadcast.
“The point is the very figure of the Sobchak family. Very bright. You can treat Sobchak differently, but she is undoubtedly a very bright character in the Russian media world. Sobchak managed to create her information resource with a huge number of viewers and listeners. This is a valuable resource during war. Control over this resource is a very important thing,” Parkhomenko believes.
Now in Russia, two points of view dominate on this matter.
“Some say that the system decided to eat Sobchak. Another point of view is that this is all a staging, an operation to freeze Sobchak and prepare her for introduction into the environment of the Russian opposition. But what can Sobchak, being in the opposition and emigrating, spy on? Or what can she influence? Why is it so difficult? In 2018, she was made a spoiler candidate to divert attention from Navalny,” said Parkhomenko.
The journalist believes that there is a lot of personal content in this story: “It is known that Sobchak has a somewhat harsh attitude with several of her competitors in the Russian pro-government media market. This was also important.”
“The case of Sobchak cannot be considered separately from the case of her mother. Lyudmila Narusova – a senator – behaves quite harshly, allows herself anything. For example, during the beginning of the mobilization in Russia, she said a lot of unpleasant words to the organizers. And before that, she spoke about repressive laws It is quite obvious that Narusova is in a special situation, she is the product of some agreement with the authorities,” explained Parkhomenko.
At the same time, the journalist admits that the pressure on Sobchak is related to the story of Anatoly Sobchak.
“I believe that he was killed. Anyone who looked closely at the history of the relationship between Sobchak and Putin knew that the probability of his death was extremely high. Obviously, the silence of Narusova and Ksenia regarding the death of their husband and father is also the subject of some kind of agreement Conspiracy of silence,” Parkhomenko noted.
The case against Sobchak
On the night of October 26, Ksenia Sobchak left Russia. The day before, the Russian presenter was searched.
Sobchak and several of her colleagues are suspected of extortion.
As the federal mass media reported, security forces planned to detain the star of the TV show on October 26. And already in the evening of the same day, its commercial director Kyryl Sukhanov was arrested for two months.
Investigative authorities claim that Sobchak and her team demanded 11 million rubles from the head of “Rostech” Chemezov for not mentioning him in Telegram “Tushite svet” in a negative context.
During the court session, Sukhanov denied his involvement in running the anonymous channel.
Already from Lithuania, Sobchak wrote that she considers the criminal prosecution against her and her colleagues “a raid on the editorial office – the last free editorial office in Russia, which must be suppressed.”
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