How to accept html in a combobox for russian language?

Trying to solve he following problem in this hot weather now in Belgium, makes me crazy… :sen::sen::sen:So if anyone can help…
We had a good functioning website, but suddenly I had to make a version in Russian. Text loaded in dynamic textfields work very well, but then there’s the combobox in flash… Our combobox refuses to show cyrillic characters. Data is all coming from a database. It only now showes the text in the combobox as “&#…”
But, when I copy this code into a html-editor as dreamweaver, I see in preview the word in Russian! SO, does anyone know how to set a combobox in flash so that it accepts html?

Thanks anyone who reads my thread!
Love shiny1976