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Renowned Russian Historian Found Carrying Body Parts In A Backpack
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12 Nov 2019 12:13 AM EST

A renowned Russian historian was found early Saturday, drunk and carrying two severed human arms in his backpack. Newser reports 63-year-old Prof. Oleg Sokolov has now been officially accused of murder. Police rescued Sokolov from St. Petersburg's Moika river, into which he had fallen while allegedly attempting to dispose of the remains. Authorities found more body parts downriver and at Sokolov's apartment. Ultimately the body was identified as his 24-year-old student and collaborator Anastasia Yeshchenko, who had been living with him. Sokolov claims Yeshchenko attacked him in a jealous rage before he killed her. Her family disputes that account.

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