Daughter of a Russian senator who condemned the war in Ukraine is in Georgia
“Now I am in Georgia and therefore I feel safe,” the media quoted Isakova’s Instagram post.
Eduard Isakov is a senator from the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. It is on the sanctions lists of the UK, the European Union and Canada. He speaks of the war in Ukraine as a “fight against the Nazis,” and suggested sending Russians opposed to the invasion for forced labor in the Donbass.
Last Friday, his 25-year-old daughter from his first marriage told the BBC that in March 2022 she went to an anti-war rally in Sochi, and in April she handed out anti-war leaflets and was detained by police. Isakova also criticized her father, who, as a member of the Federation Council, authorized the invasion of Ukraine.
According to the girl, she had conflicts with her father, including because of her political views. Isakova says her father “tried to make her look guilty, a traitor,” called her “an enemy of the family” and “an enemy of the people,” and also demanded that she move out of his house in Sochi.
Eduard Isakov responded by publishing a post condemning Diana. Many users of social networks perceived it as a renunciation of their daughter, others compared it with an explanatory letter to the authorities. The day before, the senator issued a new statement, indicating that there was no talk of abdication, but that he and his daughter had “a conflict, serious disagreements.”
“There is no need to make a victim out of my daughter. She did not just oppose a special military operation, she secretly engaged in opposition activities behind my back, living in my house, at my expense, realizing that I work in the federal authorities, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel.
He also suggested that the daughter gave the interview to get more subscribers to her Telegram channel. He expressed the hope that Diana “will repent and return to her homeland.”
“I do not relieve myself of the responsibility for raising my child. This is my daughter, my pain. Of course it breaks my heart. And I want to believe that she will come to her senses, repent and return to her homeland, ”Isakov added.