January 8, 2023, 12:28 – Public News Service – OSN
Deputy of the Kursk Regional Duma Maxim Vasilyev was at the center of a scandal after publishing with him new year’s roller on one of the beaches of Mexico. Vasiliev in the video congratulates the Russians on the holiday in Spanish, drinks a cocktail and wishes “a lot of money and good mood.”
A flurry of criticism fell upon the deputy after the governor of the region, Roman Starovoit, said that he was “very angry” because of the appearance of the video. Vasiliev and his wife Svetlana, who is also a deputy, proposed to voluntarily resign from the office of the Secretary of the General Council of United Russia Andrei Turchak.
Later, Vasiliev, in an interview with Rise, called the video staged, indicating that he was publicly leaked to the Network by a “representative of Western Ukraine, with whom they were friends before the special operation. The deputy admitted that he went to Mexico to visit his sister’s husband’s relatives, and the video was filmed exclusively for friends.
“I consider the criticism addressed to me to be unfounded and exaggerated. The video was staged for my loved ones, I specifically bought this Mexican-style hat and shirt and learned a couple of phrases in Spanish, ”Vasilyev explained the behavior.
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