Elitist’s gone Wild
A British woman, Galina Rusanova, accused of downing prescription drugs, two or three bottles of wine and liquid soap from a London-bound jetliner’s lavatory before scuffling with flight attendants remained in jail in Maine over the weekend.
Prosecutors say Galina Rusanova punched and kicked attendants on the Chicago-based United Airlines flight. They say she snapped “like a dog” while trying to bite one.
The FBI says the Russian-born London resident had gone to Los Angeles to visit a man she met over the Internet and was returning Wednesday when her flight was diverted to Bangor.
Rusanova appeared in court there Friday. She has a detention hearing Monday in U.S. District Court, where she’s charged with assault and interference with a flight crew.
In Britain, Galina Rusanova is known as a respected artist, actress and author who mixes with the rich and famous at London society and charity events.
After graduating she worked as an actress in the Children’s Theatre, which is based in the Siberian city Novokusnetsk. She then moved to a local radio station where she was a radio announcer and news reader which then progressed to presenting and editing a cultural programme.
In London she did acting at BBC One, after finishing a program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
She is a recognised author in Russia and has published books in Moscow, which include “Snowstorms and white lilies” a semi-autobiographical novel, “To learn the Alphabet” an educational book for children using poetry made and images of animals and birds and “Kill the Demon” a fictional work which is a mixture of real life, mystics and love.
At the beginning of 2002 she started painting and took private lessons from the artist, Israe Zohar, who advised her to pursue a professional career.
Galina has had two very successful exhibitions in St. John’s Wood in London in 2004 and 2005. Auction, at Ansbacher Bank, February 2007, ten of her paintings were sold.