This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Russia: Suspect Oleg Sokolov assists investigators in murder probe00:47

Russia: Suspect Oleg Sokolov assists investigators in murder probe

Russian Federation, St Petersburg
November 15, 2019 at 16:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Murder suspect and historian Oleg Sokolov was seen leaving his apartment accompanied by police after providing assistance to the investigators in St Petersburg on Friday.

Sokolov, wearing a bulletproof vest and a helmet, got into the Investigative Committee’s car after taking part in the murder probe in the apartment where he is thought to have shot and dismembered his lover, a 24-year graduate history student Anastasia Yeshchenko.

Sokolov has confessed to murdering his student with whom he had co-authored a number of articles and was in a relationship.

The 63-year-old was hauled out of the Moyka River on Saturday with a backpack containing the severed arms of a woman. Woman's remains and a bloodied hacksaw were reportedly later found in his apartment.

St Petersburg’s Oktyabrsky District Court charged Sokolov with murder on Monday and ordered to keep him in pre-trial custody for two months.

Russia: Suspect Oleg Sokolov assists investigators in murder probe00:47
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Murder suspect and historian Oleg Sokolov was seen leaving his apartment accompanied by police after providing assistance to the investigators in St Petersburg on Friday.

Sokolov, wearing a bulletproof vest and a helmet, got into the Investigative Committee’s car after taking part in the murder probe in the apartment where he is thought to have shot and dismembered his lover, a 24-year graduate history student Anastasia Yeshchenko.

Sokolov has confessed to murdering his student with whom he had co-authored a number of articles and was in a relationship.

The 63-year-old was hauled out of the Moyka River on Saturday with a backpack containing the severed arms of a woman. Woman's remains and a bloodied hacksaw were reportedly later found in his apartment.

St Petersburg’s Oktyabrsky District Court charged Sokolov with murder on Monday and ordered to keep him in pre-trial custody for two months.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
05:33
Meet Grimsby teacher Zane delivering packed meals to children amid UK lockdownMeet Grimsby teacher Zane delivering packed meals to children amid UK lockdown
January 21, 2021 at 07:32 GMT +00:00
02:59
Iraq: Baghdad residents light candles for victims at scene of double suicide bombingIraq: Baghdad residents light candles for victims at scene of double suicide bombing
January 22, 2021 at 04:03 GMT +00:00
04:46
Mesmerizing scenes as pink flamingos rest on lagoon in Turkey's IzmirMesmerizing scenes as pink flamingos rest on lagoon in Turkey's Izmir
January 22, 2021 at 07:36 GMT +00:00
04:40
World's tallest swing ride open for business at Bollywood Parks in DubaiWorld's tallest swing ride open for business at Bollywood Parks in Dubai
January 22, 2021 at 14:30 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:16
USA: Biden admin to seek 5 year extension of New START nuclear treaty with Russia - WH press sec PsakiUSA: Biden admin to seek 5 year extension of New START nuclear treaty with Russia - WH press sec Psaki
January 22, 2021 at 01:43 GMT +00:00
02:21
Pakistan: Thousands attend mass anti-Israel rally in KarachiPakistan: Thousands attend mass anti-Israel rally in Karachi
January 22, 2021 at 06:25 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:32
USA: 'We've accomplished a lot' - Trump remarks as he departs White HouseUSA: 'We've accomplished a lot' - Trump remarks as he departs White House
January 20, 2021 at 16:00 GMT +00:00
05:25
Need for speed - South African teen builds own car from scrap metal and spare partsNeed for speed - South African teen builds own car from scrap metal and spare parts
January 19, 2021 at 15:13 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:47
Belgium: EU to impose new travel restrix on 'dark red' COVID zones - VDLBelgium: EU to impose new travel restrix on 'dark red' COVID zones - VDL
January 22, 2021 at 01:00 GMT +00:00
02:19
UK: Birmingham mosque becomes COVID vaccination centre for most vulnerableUK: Birmingham mosque becomes COVID vaccination centre for most vulnerable
January 21, 2021 at 21:52 GMT +00:00
02:55
India: Serum Institute buildings blackened after deadly fire at world's largest vaccine producerIndia: Serum Institute buildings blackened after deadly fire at world's largest vaccine producer
January 22, 2021 at 12:52 GMT +00:00
04:10
X Games here I come! Watch 7 y/o Vasilisa from Moscow performing snowboarding tricks & breaking recordsX Games here I come! Watch 7 y/o Vasilisa from Moscow performing snowboarding tricks & breaking records
January 22, 2021 at 07:54 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:01
Argentina: Alberto Fernandez gets Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccineArgentina: Alberto Fernandez gets Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
January 21, 2021 at 20:29 GMT +00:00
02:55
Italy: Palermo cemetery stores coffins in tent as hundreds await burial amid backlogItaly: Palermo cemetery stores coffins in tent as hundreds await burial amid backlog
January 22, 2021 at 02:35 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:29
Russia: Navalny arrives at Moscow region police dept for court hearing *ARCHIVE*Russia: Navalny arrives at Moscow region police dept for court hearing *ARCHIVE*
January 21, 2021 at 20:48 GMT +00:00
00:20
Russia: Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh jailed for nine days Russia: Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh jailed for nine days
January 22, 2021 at 10:59 GMT +00:00
03:31
Peru: Doctors continue hunger strike to demand more health spending amid second wave of COVIDPeru: Doctors continue hunger strike to demand more health spending amid second wave of COVID
January 21, 2021 at 23:57 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:09
Russia: Budapest becomes first EU member to sign Sputnik V supply deal with Moscow Russia: Budapest becomes first EU member to sign Sputnik V supply deal with Moscow
January 22, 2021 at 11:39 GMT +00:00
02:50
Cuba: Health institute aims to produce 100 million doses of native 'Soberana' COVID vaccineCuba: Health institute aims to produce 100 million doses of native 'Soberana' COVID vaccine
January 22, 2021 at 05:28 GMT +00:00
04:40
On top of the world! See visitors enjoy ride in world's tallest outdoor lift in ChinaOn top of the world! See visitors enjoy ride in world's tallest outdoor lift in China
January 19, 2021 at 10:29 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:39
Switzerland: WHO Chief Tedros 'glad' Biden and US 'staying in family'Switzerland: WHO Chief Tedros 'glad' Biden and US 'staying in family'
January 21, 2021 at 17:24 GMT +00:00
03:44
Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia postpones vaccinations due to shortagesGermany: North Rhine-Westphalia postpones vaccinations due to shortages
January 21, 2021 at 15:14 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:18
Germany: Merkel urges citizens not to criticise speed of vaccine roll-outGermany: Merkel urges citizens not to criticise speed of vaccine roll-out
January 21, 2021 at 15:39 GMT +00:00
04:20
Italy: Milan hospital chief rues 'organisational difficulties' after Pfizer vaccine delivery delayItaly: Milan hospital chief rues 'organisational difficulties' after Pfizer vaccine delivery delay
January 22, 2021 at 03:15 GMT +00:00
View all videos