Russian translator Sergey Burov has been accused of stealing the name of a former Russian president from a website he used to translate the presidential oath into English.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s successor, President Dmitri Medvedev, has since claimed the identity of Medvedecov in a statement.
Burov told RT in an interview that the oath was stolen and the “vast majority” of the documents were also stolen.
The statement said the Russian president’s name was stolen “from a list of Russian officials and organisations that were to be translated into English in the presidential system” after a campaign event for a candidate in the 2018 elections.
Buryat, a journalist, is one of the candidates in the elections to be held on May 9.
Burel, a deputy editor of the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency, told the broadcaster that the election would not have been held if it was not for the “illegal action” of Burovs lawyer.
“If we look at what has happened to Burover, then the whole process was a waste of the time of many thousands of people, many millions of people,” Burel said.
“The Russian president was supposed to take oath of office on the 19th of May, the same day the election was held, and that oath was to be taken in the Kremlin.
If Burovev had taken the oath, the result would not be what it was.”
The Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor said in a report in April that Burovo had asked for an interpreter to translate documents, and then used them for his own purposes.
Bubanov, a member of the Russian Parliament, has denied the accusations and said Burovil was just trying to get an official’s name changed.
Burbov has denied any wrongdoing.
“We are completely innocent of the accusations,” he told RIA.
“There are a lot of allegations in this story and we have nothing to do with it.
We are not even aware that Burbov ever took a bribe from Medvedechov.”