The only Russian Politician to vote against annexing Crimea is now living in exile.

Last summer, after a period of remarkable public demonization in the wake of the Crimea vote (a billboard in the center of Moscow described him as a “national traitor”), Ponomarev was on a trip to California when he was told that he wouldn’t be allowed to return to the country. In response to a civil suit alleging that he improperly took money out of the tech development-based Skolkovo Foundation, Ponomarev says that the Russian state used legislation designed to keep people in the country to keep him out.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/03/23/a-year-ago-he-was-the-only-russian-politician-to-vote-against-annexing-crimea-now-hes-an-exile/

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