A video showing the arrest of the model and sex trainer Anastasia Vashukevich, better known as Nastya Rybka, has been published by REN TV. In the video, law enforcement officials carry Vashukevich into one of the airport’s wheelchairs while she tells them, “I don’t want to go anywhere.” The sex trainer and her mentor Alexander Kirillov, who goes by the name Alex Leslie, were deported from Thailand after being charged with conducting sex work illegally. Vashukevich first gained fame for leaking videos and images that appeared to support opposition activist Alexey Navalny’s claims about government corruption.
Because Vashukevich is a Belorussian citizen, it has previously been reported that she might be sent to the Belorussian capital Minsk after being held in Moscow. The Belorussian Embassy in Russia told Interfax on the morning of January 18 that they are “looking into the situation” surrounding Vashukevich’s arrest.