Two-time Olympic champion in pole vaulting Yelena Isinbayeva throughout almost her entire career, and also after its end, she was very strongly associated with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin, she was often called her favourite. Hence the recent events related to “The Empress of Poles” shocked Russia. And her translations made the local media full of various epithets addressed to her.
I am happy to announce that I will resume my international activities at the IOC in September 2023. I am not subject to any sanctions and the IOC has no doubts about that
~ reported the former pole vaulter.
Lawsuit against Isinbayeva in Russia
As reported by “Ria Novosti”, the Arbitration Court of the Volgograd Region accepted the lawsuit of the Volgograd City Hall for recovery 124 thousand rubles from Olympic champion Isinbayeva.
“The lawsuit was brought against a group of people who own parking spaces at underground car park in the central district of Volgogradbut which have not entered into a contract for the use of the plot. In accordance with applicable regulations, the fee for using the plot with persons who do not have the appropriate contract is collected by the court.
Formally, the issue of parking fees has nothing to do with Isinbayeva’s recent statements, but it is hard to believe that this is a coincidence. Perhaps this is just an indication to the great champion that returning to her homeland will now be a bit more difficult than before.
Will the prosecutor’s office deal with Isinbayeva?
Isinbayeva’s legal troubles could be much more serious. Member of the Russian Parliament Roman Teryushkov would like to take decisive action. As he announces, quoted by the portal “Sports.ru”, he intends to report the case to the prosecutor’s office.
Given Isinbayeva’s clear intention to discredit the Russian armed forces and desecrate an officer’s rank in order to maintain a profitable position in the IOC, I appeal to the Prosecutor General’s Office to take action. An officer who deliberately discredits the honor of his uniform should be stripped of his military rank
~ reported the politician.
After in Dagestan, it was decided to change the name of the stadiumwhich still bears the same name Elena Isinbayeva, serious problems begin for “Tsarica Pole”. Previous cases seem trivial compared to what lies ahead for her. On the other hand, the former favorite of Putin was so strongly involved in promoting his regime that it is now hardly surprising what is happening around her.