The Kremlin’s Lack of Control Has Made Me Flee Russia (Op-ed)

September 23, 2017, Written by

Written By Yulia Latynina, The Moscow Times






Screenshot Vesti, Yulia Latynina attacked with feces

In July, someone released some sort of gas into our family home.

For about a week, Russian police held watch near our house. When they left I felt at ease, thinking the attackers had considered it a signal. But apparently they didn’t.

In August they set alight my car, which was parked near the house. My father doused the flames so that the house wouldn’t catch fire. Had the car exploded it would have cost him his life. So we left. I cannot risk my parents’ lives.

I don’t think the goal was to kill me or my parents, but once the ball starts rolling such attacks can have unforeseeable consequences. I left because I was horrified by people’s lack of responsibility.

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