Senior Russian parliamentarian, Igor Ananskikh, thinks that Semyon Varlamov’s charges are a plot to prevent him from winning a gold medal on the Olympics in Sochi.
“I’m confident of Semyon’s innocence,” Ananskikh said. “I think it is a sports and political move, as Varlamov is a candidate for the Russian national team. The main goal is to suspend him from training and games so that he loses practice and misses the Olympics.”
“As far as we know, his girlfriend complained to the police and on the basis of her complaints to arrest a man . . . I think this is totally wrong and incorrect,” he said, clearly spoiled by Russia’s legendarily high standards for prosecution of criminal behavior.