The Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) investigated the information about the dual citizenship of Senator Elena Mizulina and appealed to the Embassy of Belgium. On Thursday, May 21, reports the publication Baza in its Telegram channel.
According to the publication, investigators sent an official request to the Belgian diplomatic mission to check whether Mizulina was somehow connected with this country. They also plan to conduct interviews with reporters to find out exactly how they managed to obtain data on the alleged citizenship of a member of the Federation Council of Belgium and who became their source.
In January, publications appeared on the Nebozhena Telegram channel and the Express Gazeta newspaper stating that Mizulina had a residence permit in Belgium. In response, a member of the upper house of parliament said that she “did not have and did not have citizenship, residence permit, or property in other states” and that “declaring this is simply ridiculous,” given the mention of her name in various sanctions lists due to “Patriotic position.”
In April, it became known that Mizulina was still “offended by the journalists” and filed a libel. After that, TFR began checking the relevant publications.
Mizulina became a senator from the Omsk region in September 2015. She is known as an active champion of morality and family values and against abortion. In addition, she became one of the authors of laws banning gay propaganda and “protecting children from information that is harmful to their health and development.” According to unofficial data, her son lives abroad, including in Belgium. The senator in this regard stated that patriotism is determined not by place of residence, but by love for the motherland.