Mother of Russia’s new MP is an unlikely environmentalist

Written by Staff Writer

Edited by Chris Isidore

The 30-year-old from Belarus follows in the footsteps of five Russian women who have served in parliament: Yelena Mizulina, Yelena Bobrova, Aida Garayeva, Anna Fedorova and Vadim Sessegolov. Another 20 Russian women are also in parliament as deputies.

Sabalenka initially voiced her support for the ban when it was initially proposed last year, with Kasyanov saying he believed the Russian government should look at other measures to “prevent’ quakes like Leningrad in the 19th century.

1 / 17 Photographer Henry Diltz had no idea what was underneath the ice at the Charlevoix Regional Ice rink in Quebec, Canada. But after a few hours spent swirling the plastic around with heavy ice gloves, he noticed something completely different — a survivor of the 1987 Leningrad quake. By that time, the 2-meter-long slab of ice had been covered with 1.3 meters of snow. Credit: Credit: Henry Diltz

While the latest re-ignition of the dust storm that has sparked outrage in Russia, Ukrainian authorities say Sabalenka may have contracted the dust from Greenpeace Russia, which gathered bird droppings from the towers.

She has denied the claim and reportedly said on her Instagram that she received health instructions in English before traveling to Switzerland: “And don’t you dare compare me to Kasyanov. I am not that kind of person.”

1 / 14 Muscovites queue up in Moscow on June 24, 2011 to receive their 2016 income tax cheques. Originally the amount was payable to all Russian citizens. However, under President Putin, it was reduced for two tiers of citizens: Federation (top 1%) and Russia (top 2%). Russia was also forced to make extraordinary cuts to the pensions of high-earners who earned above 800,000 rubles ($13,000) in 2015. Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/AFP/Getty Images

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