Bochkarev said that he did not expect his release from custody in Norway

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voiceoperated in fotobounce Oslo. Archival photoBochkarev said that he did not expect his release from custody in Norway© RIA Novosti / Michael Voiceoperated the image Bank

The staff of the Federation Council Mikhail Bochkarev, previously arrested in Norway on charges of gathering intelligence, has announced that it has reached Moscow great, «experience the finest», and admitted that the release from custody to him was unexpected.

Bochkarev admitted that was already configured to expect the court of appeal on Monday. «And suddenly the police (Norway) decided to give back and release it,» he told reporters on arrival in Moscow.

Bochkarev also said that in the first second after arrest, he was shocked because he did not explain, was only charges of espionage. «Took away all my stuff and I was taken to the place of detention. Questioning was not allowed to make a call and the first night we had to spend in the cell, native nothing about me know. It was hard,» said the civil servant.

He also expressed gratitude to the Russian Embassy in Oslo, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko, the office of the upper house of Parliament.

«I felt that I was supported by the Embassy and the Federation Council, Valentina Ivanovna spoke a few times about me. I am immensely grateful,» — said Bochkarev.

Staff, SF difficult to say what he will do in the near future. «We need to look around, plan to continue to work,» he said.