Journalist cleared of smuggling foreign cash
In 2007 Aslamazyan was detained by customs officers while trying to bring almost $US 13,000 worth of foreign notes into Russia without declaring it. The maximum allowed at the time was $US 10,000.
Both criminal and administrative cases were brought against her. But on Tuesday, the charges of smuggling were dropped after an appeal to Russia's Constitutional Court.
The customs department at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport has now to decide whether Aslamazyan should be fined for breaking currency regulations.
The journalists training foundation headed by Manana Aslamazyan, Educated Media, stopped work when charges were brought against her last year.