The Ostankino District Courtroom of Moscow announced that it detained US citizen Robert Woodland Romanov for 2 months on Tuesday.
He has been accused of violating provisions of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for the large-scale manufacturing, sale or possession of unlawful medication. Robert Woodland-Romanov faces as much as 20 years in jail or a vast effective if discovered responsible.
Russian media has linked Robert Woodland Romanov with the contributors in a 2020 interview with Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. In it, “Robert Woodland” stated that he was born in Russia in 1991 however was taken and adopted by American dad and mom in 1993, allegedly in return for a $10,000 fee. He returned to Russia in 2019 to search for his organic dad and mom and labored as an English instructor.
The arrest comes as Russo-American relations stay at their nadir, with tit-for-tat hostile actions for the reason that outbreak of the Conflict in Ukraine. In 2023, Russia arrested American journalists Evan Gershkovich and Alsu Kurmasheva for espionage and failing to register as a international agent, respectively. Two Russian-Canadians have been additionally arrested in October 2023 in New York for allegedly conspiring to illegally ship $13.9 million price of restricted know-how to the Russian navy.
The US embassy has not but launched an announcement on Woodland’s arrest.