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Russia: I want to pretend nothing happened, says Ivan Golunov *PARTNER CONTENT*

Russian Federation, Moscow
июнь 16, 2019 at 13:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov spoke about his life after release in a teaser from an exclusive interview with RT, in Moscow, Sunday.

Golunov said that he didn’t have “time to recover” himself, adding that he didn’t have time to “realise what happened and understand what to do next” either.

He went on to say that he does not feel comfortable when ordinary people recognise him and he even “had to buy a cap for 500 rubles from a Tajik janitor and put on sunglasses” in order to travel by subway.

“Of course, I have a big internal, maybe even a secret, desire to go back and pretend that there was nothing of this [in order] to be able to safely ride the subway and do my job, though I say it makes me tired, but which I love very much,” added Golunov.

The Meduza journalist was arrested on June 6 on charges of drug dealing. Police alleged that he was found carrying four grams of methamphetamine in his rucksack and he was charged.

Golunov received an outcry of support from Russian media and celebrities who claimed the charges were trumped up in retaliation for his work.

He was released on June 11, as all charges against him were dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Russian President Vladimir Putin later fired two police generals over the discredited criminal case against the journalist.

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Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov spoke about his life after release in a teaser from an exclusive interview with RT, in Moscow, Sunday.

Golunov said that he didn’t have “time to recover” himself, adding that he didn’t have time to “realise what happened and understand what to do next” either.

He went on to say that he does not feel comfortable when ordinary people recognise him and he even “had to buy a cap for 500 rubles from a Tajik janitor and put on sunglasses” in order to travel by subway.

“Of course, I have a big internal, maybe even a secret, desire to go back and pretend that there was nothing of this [in order] to be able to safely ride the subway and do my job, though I say it makes me tired, but which I love very much,” added Golunov.

The Meduza journalist was arrested on June 6 on charges of drug dealing. Police alleged that he was found carrying four grams of methamphetamine in his rucksack and he was charged.

Golunov received an outcry of support from Russian media and celebrities who claimed the charges were trumped up in retaliation for his work.

He was released on June 11, as all charges against him were dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Russian President Vladimir Putin later fired two police generals over the discredited criminal case against the journalist.

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