30 December 2023
Tax Evasion Charges Dropped Against Blogger Valeria Chekalina (Lerchek)

The major tax evasion criminal case against renowned blogger Valeria Chekalina and her husband Artem has been closed.

The charges against the Chekalins were dismissed after they fully settled their debts to the state, paying a total of RUB 500 million in debts, fines, and penalties.

On 27 December 2023, restrictions on Valeria Chekalina's travel and internet use were lifted.

Valeria Chekalina was represented by attorneys from EPAM's Tax Law and White Collar Crime Practices, led by Partner Konstantin Tretyakov.