Belarusian model who claimed Trump secrets detained in Moscow

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This girl, Anastasia Vashukevich, from Belarus

was allegedly a mistress (or possibly high-end "escort") for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska (the one whose companies Trump has now been fighting to de-sanction), she posted pics of herself with him on his yacht

Some of the pics reportedly featured a powerful Kremlin official (deputy Prime Minister of Russia, in fact) and got leaked to the media, causing somewhat of a scandal.

Last year, she got arrested in Thailand, along with others from Russia, for illegally hosting some kind of sex seminar or something


In March, she claimed to have some sort of tapes of Deripaska and Russian government officials that could shed light on Russia's interference in the US election; and would give them to the US in turn for political asylum or something: Escort Says Audio Recordings Show Russian Meddling in U.S. Election

The FBI reportedly even tried to question her about it in Thailand: FBI tried to contact 'sex coaches' in Thai jail

By the summer, though, she would no longer cooperate with the Americans and supposedly turned over whatever secret information she may have had back to Deripaska, or, at least she said she would: Exclusive: "Sex huntress” says she won’t give U.S. officials secret tapes about Russian election meddling

Yesterday, she and the others were deported from Thailand back to Moscow... where Miss Vashukevich and her companions were apparently taken away by Russian police straight from the airport:

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A model from Belarus who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump’s election was detained in an airport in Moscow on Thursday after being deported from Thailand, Interfax cited the police as saying.

Anastasia Vashukevich, 27, and three others were detained upon arrival at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and have been transferred to a police station, Interfax cited the Interior Ministry as saying.

They were deported by Thai authorities after their arrest during a “sex training seminar” in Thailand and pleading guilty to charges including conspiracy and soliciting.

Vashukevich, who is also known as Nastya Rybka, has previously said she was in possession of recordings of conversations on interference in the U.S. election through an association with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Deripaska’s representatives have accused her of fabrication and said she was never his mistress.
Belarusian model who claimed Trump secrets detained in Moscow: Ifax | Reuters

Maybe there really was something there...
 

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Her credibility is suspect though.
Somewhat, yeah...

Although, the truth is, most powerful men over there have such secret women (and some even - secret men lmao) who do know far, far too much about them. It is a vulnerability...

Mr. Man,

If there was any doubt that you are the greatest poster here, it has all been erased....;)
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In court today


A Belarusian model who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has apologized to a Russian tycoon as she also proclaimed her innocence of prostitution-related charges against her.

Anastasia Vashukevich, who is also known as Nastya Rybka, told reporters in the Nagatinsky district court in Moscow on January 19 that she was "not guilty of what I am accused of" and pledged not to "compromise" Russian billionaire businessman Oleg Deripaska.

She previously said she had audio of the tycoon talking about Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. election.

The Moscow court ruled that her detention would be extended by three days, until January 22, as the charges of involvement in prostitution against her and her mentor, Aleksandr Kirillov, are investigated.

"Guys, please pass my apologies to Oleg Deripaska and [Russian politician and former Deputy Prime Minister] Sergei Prikhodko," she told reporters in the courtroom. "I am very sorry that everything happened that way. I am sincerely ashamed of what happened. I do not want to aggravate [the situation] so I personally apologize to Oleg [Deripaska]. All this was in order to attract his personal attention, nobody else's, only his."

Vashukevich was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on January 17 after being deported from Thailand, where she had spent about nine months in prison on prostitution charges.

Also detained in Moscow was Kirillov, a self-styled Russian sex guru also known as Alex Lesley, and two others, named by Interfax as Andrei Zhezhka and Maria Zharkova.

Vashukevich gained worldwide attention in February 2018, when Russian anticorruption activist Aleksei Navalny published an expose appearing to show then-Russian Deputy Prime Minister Prikhodko off the coast of Norway on a yacht belonging to Deripaska.

Navalny's report, which drew on photographs and video that Vashukevich published on Instagram in 2016, appeared to show Prikhodko being offered lavish treatment on Deripaska's yacht. The two also appear to discuss U.S. politics.

Vashukevich, who was pictured on the yacht with the two men, says she had an affair with Deripaska.

Vashukevich and Kirillov made international headlines again when they asked for asylum in the United States while detained in Thailand.

Vashukevich claimed that she could reveal details about Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. election with hours of audiotapes as evidence.

Deripaska, one of several Russian tycoons hit by U.S. sanctions, was once an associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who was convicted last year in the United States of tax and bank fraud.

Vashukevich has more than 120,000 followers on Instagram and has authored a book about seducing oligarchs.

But she and Kirillov face other legal problems in Russia as Deripaska won an invasion of privacy lawsuit against the two in July over the video that showed Deripaska vacationing with Prikhodko.

Deripaska is among the Russian tycoons and officials who have been sanctioned in recent years by the United States in connection with Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea. His business empire includes aluminum, energy, and construction assets.
Belarusian Model Proclaims Innocence, Apologizes In Moscow Court As Detention Extended

I think the fact that 120,000 young people follow an elite prostitute on Instagram and listen to her stories (with pics) of hooking up with oligarchs, is probably what scares me the most, for the future of Russia...

Anyhow, she faces pretty serious charges, I read in Russian media. Not only personal involvement; but "recruiting others into prostitution", which can get you up to six years in the penal colonies, no joke...
 

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Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich, also known on social media as Nastya Rybka, smiles during an interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Anastasia Vashukevich who has claimed to have information on the ties between Russians and the Donald Trump election campaign says that she has turned it over to Russian billionaire businessman Oleg Deripaska. (Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press)

MOSCOW — A Belarusian model who claims to have information on ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s election campaign told The Associated Press on Friday that she has turned that material over to Russian billionaire businessman Oleg Deripaska.

Anastasia Vashukevich fueled speculation around possible ties between Trump and the Kremlin last year when she posted a video from a police van, saying she had 16 hours of audio and video proving ties between Russian officials and the Trump campaign that influenced the 2016 U.S. elections.

Deripaska denied the allegations and even went to court to seek to remove the video Vashukevich posted in which he discusses U.S.-Russia ties with a senior Russian government official.

Vashukevich, who is also known as Nastya Rybka, returned to Russia last month almost a year after she was detained in Thailand on charges of soliciting sex, in what some believe was an attempt to silence her.

Vashukevich, 28, told the AP in an interview Friday that, contrary to earlier reports that she had destroyed the recordings, she had given them to Deripaska because it “relates to him” and that she “did not want any more trouble.”

Vashukevich rose to prominence in February last year when Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny published an investigation detailing dealings between Deripaska and Sergei Prikhodko, then-Russian deputy prime minister who played a prominent role in shaping Russia’s foreign policy.

Navalny drew on Vashukevich’s video from summer 2016 when Deripaska was hosting Prikhodko on his yacht and was caught on tape saying that relations between Russia and the U.S. were bad because of then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.

Deripaska is close to Putin and also had a working relationship with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager. Manafort was investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the probe into the 2016 election and was convicted last year of tax and bank fraud.

Deripaska’s representative at the time dismissed the reports as “scandalous and mendacious assumptions.” He promptly filed and won a lawsuit against Vashukevich for breach of privacy and secured a court ruling to delete the videos of him and Prikhodko.

Vashukevich and her teacher, self-styled sex guru Alexander Kirillov, were in Thailand shortly after Navalny’s investigation came out, conducting a sex training seminar when they were arrested for working without a permit. Vashukevich, Kirillov and several others ended up being charged with soliciting sex and spent 11 months in a Thai jail.

In January, Vashukevich and others were sentenced by the court in Pattaya to three-year prison terms before a new ruling gave them suspended 18-month prison terms and deported them to Russia.

In the early stages of their detention, the sex training group sent a note to the U.S. Embassy via an intermediary seeking help and political asylum. Vashukevich indicated she would turn over the recordings she claimed to have if the U.S. could help secure her release, but later withdrew the offer, suggesting that she and Deripaska had reached an agreement.

Vashukevich and Kirillov initially blamed Russia for their incarceration and said they were fearful for their lives. In April, however, Vashukevich changed her tune and said it was the U.S. government that was persecuting her, not Russia.

Vashukevich later told reporters outside a Thai courtroom that she had promised Deripaska not to speak about the U.S. election interference anymore.

Vashukevich and Kirillov were briefly detained upon their arrival in Moscow late last month on suspicion of soliciting sex in Russia but were promptly released.

When pressed Friday by the AP about her previous claims, Vashukevich said she had emailed “everything I had” to Deripaska and dodged a question of whether she kept a copy for herself.

“Oleg (Deripaska) has it all. If he wants to make any of it public, if he thinks that it’s a good idea, he can do it himself,” she said.

A spokeswoman for Deripaska had no immediate comment Friday on Vashukevich’s new allegations.

The Belarusian native who penned two books about seducing rich, powerful men explained to the AP how she changed her mind about who was to blame for her plight in Thailand.

She said he received multiple visits from Americans with FBI IDs who were seeking information about her claims of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. She said they offered her safety in the U.S. or threatened her with a lengthy prison term if she refused to cooperate.

Around the time when she first publicly supported Russia, Vashukevich received a visit from Vladimir Pronin, Russia’s newly appointed consul in Pattaya, who she said helped to improve prison conditions for her and the other inmates. She credited Pronin for securing her release from the Thai prison and her deportation in January.

Russian publications The Bell and Proyekt last year pointed to another high-profile visitor who Vashukevich caught on tape spending time with Deripaska.

One video posted on her YouTube account showed a meeting between Deripaska and Adam Waldman, a U.S. lobbyist who has been working for Deripaska and who has had repeated meetings with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The reported January 2017 meeting was several days before Waldman’s visit to Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

The Democratic National Committee last year sued Trump’s campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to cheat Democrats in the 2016 election.

When asked Friday if the reports proving the Russian interference in the U.S. elections included recordings of Waldman, Prikhodko and Deripaska, the Belarusian woman said: “I didn’t tell you that.”

Vashukevich has kept a low profile since her release, a stark contrast to the racy photos that she used to post on Instagram.

On Friday, she would not respond to a question on whether she was currently collaborating with Russian authorities. Her remarks, however, indicated that she may have traded her silence for security.

“Things are so good right now, I don’t want this to change,” she said. “I don’t want to have to have to compare the Russian prison to the Thai prison. I don’t want any more trouble.”

In her old Instagram posts, Vashukevich used to take pride in manipulating rich, powerful men.

Asked Friday if she was now the one being manipulated, she retorted, in English: “Shit happens. What do you do?”
Belarusian model: I gave info on Trump to Russian tycoon

She got in way over her head, and she knows it. Probably glad to have made it through in one piece, thus far, and wants to keep it that way...
 
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Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich, also known on social media as Nastya Rybka, smiles during an interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Anastasia Vashukevich who has claimed to have information on the ties between Russians and the Donald Trump election campaign says that she has turned it over to Russian billionaire businessman Oleg Deripaska. (Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press)



Belarusian model: I gave info on Trump to Russian tycoon

She got in way over her head, and she knows it. Probably glad to have made it through in one piece, thus far, and wants to keep it that way...
Mr. Man,

Thank you for bumping this. It will help me get through the rest of this gloomy day....;)
 
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This girl, Anastasia Vashukevich, from Belarus

was allegedly a mistress (or possibly high-end "escort") for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska (the one whose companies Trump has now been fighting to de-sanction), she posted pics of herself with him on his yacht

Some of the pics reportedly featured a powerful Kremlin official (deputy Prime Minister of Russia, in fact) and got leaked to the media, causing somewhat of a scandal.

Last year, she got arrested in Thailand, along with others from Russia, for illegally hosting some kind of sex seminar or something


In March, she claimed to have some sort of tapes of Deripaska and Russian government officials that could shed light on Russia's interference in the US election; and would give them to the US in turn for political asylum or something: Escort Says Audio Recordings Show Russian Meddling in U.S. Election

The FBI reportedly even tried to question her about it in Thailand: FBI tried to contact 'sex coaches' in Thai jail

By the summer, though, she would no longer cooperate with the Americans and supposedly turned over whatever secret information she may have had back to Deripaska, or, at least she said she would: Exclusive: "Sex huntress” says she won’t give U.S. officials secret tapes about Russian election meddling

Yesterday, she and the others were deported from Thailand back to Moscow... where Miss Vashukevich and her companions were apparently taken away by Russian police straight from the airport:



Belarusian model who claimed Trump secrets detained in Moscow: Ifax | Reuters

Maybe there really was something there...

I don't understand, at ALL, why the United States did not press for her extradition to America! Thailand is an ally of the United States, not of Russia! I think it was possibly very important to get the information that this young woman had in her possession. And now we likely never will. I wonder if Robert Mueller was on top of this. It seems not.

One of these days, she might just suddenly vanish, never to be seen again.....