The opera singer, widow of the State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, who was killed in Ukraine, returned to Russia. This was reported by the NTV channel, which on January 24 released an interview with her.
According to the authors of the New Russian Sensations program, in which the interview was published, Maksakova kept her return to Russia a secret. Since the direct communication between Kiev and Moscow was canceled, the singer flew with a transfer in Istanbul.
In 2020, Maksakova appeared on the air of Russian TV channels via video link. In particular, she passed a DNA test of kinship with Joseph Stalin and disclosed its results in “Let them talk” on Channel One.
Maksakova moved to Ukraine in 2016 with Voronenkov. According to her, the state granted them citizenship. In Russia, Voronenkov was put on the international wanted list; he was suspected of involvement in the seizure of the building of the Toma confectionery enterprise.
On March 23, 2017, Voronenkov was shot dead in Kiev. In June 2019, Maksakova appealed to the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR), Alexander Bastrykin, with an appeal about the possible involvement of his subordinate in the murder of her husband.