Fire kills Tchaikovsky - thief in law who retired to monastery
The thief is known to have renounced his criminal status to devote himself to God's service after being released from jail in 2000.
Vladimir Schankin died a few days ago in the fire at the age of 63. In the criminal circles the thief within the law is referred to as Tchaikovsky.
The thief, although already for a long time an ex-thief, died in a fire in Istrut village in the outskirts of Satka, the Chelyabinsk region.
After being released from jail in 2000, Tchaikovsky renounced his criminal life to devote himself to God's service. He gave up his shady past and became a novice at the monastery on Mount Athos, and later in an Orthodox church in Chechnya. Schankin met his death at Holy Resurrection Monastery in Istrut village.
Vladimir Schankin was reportedly born in the city of Tchaikovsky in Perm region. He had been admitted into the criminal world at the age of 23 with the consent of Vasya Buzulutsky and Malina.
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