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New VIDEOS shed light on antiques-filled life of St. Petersburg professor who shot & dismembered young lover


Added 11-12-19 01:37:02am EST - “Russian investigators have released footage of a distinguished Napoleonic-era scholar throwing a package allegedly containing severed arms of his girlfriend into a river along with the video of his curiosities-filled apartment.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “New VIDEOS shed light on antiques-filled life of St. Petersburg professor who shot & dismembered young lover”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Oleg Sokolov, 63-year-old St Petersburg University professor and Legion of Honor recipient, confessed to the killing of his graduate-student-turned-lover over the weekend, after police detained him with a package containing body parts and a non-lethal gun. He was dragged out freezing waters of the Moyka River in the historic area of St. Petersburg.

The CCTV footage released on Monday captured the moment a man investigators believe to be Sokolov threw plastic bags over the cast-iron railing along the river bank. He later either fell or jumped into the water.

All of this took place not far away from his apartment, which was filled with weapons, guns, flags, paintings, sculptures, medals and a full medieval knight’s armor, as another video released by police reveals.

The Investigative Committee’s footage showed a sawed-off shotgun, which is believed to have been used by Sokolov to murder his lover, the 24-year-old St Petersburg State University postgraduate student, Anastasia Yeshchenko. The weapon was made out of a Soviet rifle, decorated to look like a 19th-century pistol.

Sokolov and Yeshchenko shared a passion for the history of France and its 1812 war with Russia, and they collaborated on several projects. As their relationship progressed over the course of three years, his wife left him and the young flame moved in, according to Russian media. They were seen in public, waltzing together at historic balls.

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