Today, a prominent Russian military historian was accused of murdering his 24-year-old lover who participated in a crime reenactment.
Oleg Sokolov, professor at the University of State University, was flanked by police officers and wore protective clothing for the investigation in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Earlier this week, Sokolov announced that he shot his girlfriend Anastasia Yeshchenko and threw her body parts away in a river in St. Petersburg.
He insisted, however, that he had acted in self-defense and said that Yeshchenko me & # 39; with a knife & # 39; had attacked during a row.
Sokolov accompanied by police officers for Friday's re-enactment. The historian is said to have shot and killed his beloved during a fight and then sawed off her head, arms and legs
Oleg Sokolov (center), professor of the history of the State University in St. Petersburg, was flanked by officers and wore protective clothing for the re-enactment of the crime on Friday
Sokolov (left and right) wore protective clothing including a helmet and bulletproof helmet
One of the officials who participated in the investigation was seen with a life-size female fashion model dressed in a white nightie
Professor Oleg Sokolov (right) was arrested on suspicion of murder after being dragged from an ice-cold river with two severed arms in a backpack. The young woman – identified by police sources as 24-year-old Anastasia Yeschenko (left) – was a student of the professor, Russian media reported
Sokolov was accompanied by several officers on Friday, who withdrew his steps almost a week after the murder in the early hours of Saturday, November 9.
The 63-year-old wore bulletproof clothing including a protective helmet and a bullet-proof vest for the occasion.
One of the officials who participated in the investigation was seen with a life-size female fashion model dressed in a white dress.
It comes after the Russian military historian was dragged out of the icy Moyka River in St. Petersburg in the early hours of Saturday morning. In his backpack were two female arms cut off at the elbow and a gun.
The historian is said to have shot and killed his beloved during a fight and then sawed off her head, arms and legs.
Oleg Sokolov, professor at the State University of St Petersburg, is participating in a crime reenactment on Friday
Sokolov (left and right) is flanked by officers during the re-enactment of the crime on Friday, where the group saw its steps go back almost a week after the murder took place
The 63-year-old wore a protective helmet and a bullet-proof vest for the occasion
Sokolov surrounded by officers. It comes after the Russian military historian was dragged out of the icy Moyka River in St Petersburg in the early hours of Saturday morning
An officer who takes part in the re-enactment of the crime in St. Petersburg on Monday
The police later found the headless body of Yeshchenko along with a blood-stained saw.
Researchers found more of Yeshchenko's remains in the river on Monday, Interfax news agency reported.
Sokolov was formally charged with murder on Monday evening and was ordered to remain in custody two months before his trial.
& # 39; I am devastated by what happened, I repent & # 39 ;, said a pale and unshaven Sokolov in court.
In Sokolov's backpack were two female arms cut off at the elbow and a gun. Pictured: search and rescue workers in the Moyka River near an apartment building where Sokolov lives
Investigation: Rescuers investigate the Moika River where the remains were found and where Sokolov was pulled out of the water after alleged removal of body parts
Accused: Oleg Sokolov in court on Monday where he admitted that he had murdered his student lover, but claimed that he had acted in self-defense after attacking him with a knife
Suspect: the prominent Napoleon expert broke into tears in front of the court and covered his face (photo) in the suspect's glass case
Yeshchenko (photo) was shot at least four times with a gun after an argument and her headless body and a blood-stained saw were found in the home of the historian, it is claimed
& # 39; We loved each other very much and were planning to get married, & # 39; he said in the suspect's glass case at a court in St. Petersburg.
Sokolov defended herself against the judge that & # 39; she went crazy when I called my kids & # 39; from a previous marriage and & # 39; attacked me with a knife & # 39 ;.
The couple argued with a knife before shooting her four times with a Soviet TOZ-17 rifle that was redesigned as a 19th-century rifle, he claimed.
& # 39; I don't understand how this happened. I've never beaten a woman & # 39 ;, he told the court.
& # 39; I have never seen such a flow of aggression. The knife attack – this was something unthinkable … In my life, nothing like this ever happened.
& # 39; I thought this girl was an ideal creature – and she gradually turned into a beast from a scary fairy tale. Unbelievable. & # 39;
Removal? These CCTV images show the Russian military historian Oleg Sokolov who allegedly throws the body parts of his deceased lover into a river in St Petersburg
Happy couple: Oleg Sokolov is dancing with his 24-year-old student lover Anastasia Yeshchenko at a ball, just a year before he killed her and divided her body into pieces
Abundant: Sokolov and Yeshchenko drink champagne last year while dressed in historical costumes at a ball with a Napoleon theme
The professor of the State University of St. Petersburg is a prominent Napoleon expert who was often dressed as the French emperor and eager to & # 39; Sire & # 39; was called.
Sokolov had lived with Yeshchenko for several years and the couple would dress in costumes from that time and write books together.
The historian often conducted reenactments of the Napoleon war in Russia and received the French legion of France in 2003.
The case has shocked Russia and has drawn new attention to harassment and violence against women, including in academic circles.
Insiders say that Sokolov had a history of erratic behavior and reports have emerged that he had abused another female student.
The university said yesterday that Sokolov will be fired because of the & # 39; monstrous crime & # 39; and condolences.
More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition that urges authorities to investigate the management of the State University of St. Petersburg.
Prominent: Sokolov was a professor at the University of St. Petersburg and often dressed as Napoleon (he was pictured above in 2012)
Mrs. Yeschenko had a relationship with the historian, 63, when he accidentally & # 39; killed after a fight, according to the report that he had known the police
Victim Mrs. Yeschenko. Sokolov had lived with Yeshchenko for several years and the couple would dress in costumes from that time and write books together
The Kremlin yesterday called the murder of Vladimir Putin alma mater & # 39; a monstrous act of insanity & # 39; but tried to portray it as an isolated case.
Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, refused to respond to the harassment issue and said, "What does the presidential administration have to do with it?"
Law enforcement prevented her mother Galina, a lieutenant colonel from the police, from formally identifying Anastastia because this & # 39; is too traumatic & # 39; would be.
Her father Oleg Yeshchenko said: & I was not personally familiar with (Sokolov). But Anastasia has never said anything bad about him.
& # 39; So what happened shocked us. & # 39;
Sokolov met his first wife – also called Anastasia – when he was a 34-year-old teacher and she was his teenage student, according to reports. She later died of cancer.
The professor is divorced from his second wife Anna, who was reportedly aware of his relationship with Yeshchenko.
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