A mother who married her adopted son 31 years her junior has told how she is fleeing to Moscow so she can keep her five other children.
Musician Aisylu Chizhevskaya Mingalim, 53, horrified child welfare experts when she wed her 22-year-old adopted son Daniel Chizhevsky.
The couple said “I do” in a ceremony at a restaurant in Kazan, Tatarstan Republic, Russia. on 20th October.
Mingalim had raised Daniel since he was just 14 years old.
She adopted him after meeting him at an orphanage where she gave singing lessons when he was aged just 13, according to local media.
Now child welfare officials have seized five other adopted children from Mingalim’s care, four girls and one boy.
But Aisylu is fighting the move complaining that some have been put back into care homes while others have returned to family members.
Mingalim also has a biological son from an earlier marriage.
She told local media her romance with Daniel sparked after she took him home from the orphanage.
Mingalim said: “Our relationship is perfect. We can’t live without each other. We are on the same wavelength.”
Local media reported that she began adopting children after encountering orphans during a film project with a Tatarstan TV station.
Now she plans to flee Tartarstan and wants to take her new husband and get back her adopted children to take them to Moscow “where they can live freely”.