Accusations of pedophilia against Novichok creator pasted up on streets of Anapa
The police interrogated the chemist and took his fingerprints.
In Anapa, unknown people pasted leaflets with a photo of one of the Novichok gas developers, Vladimir Uglev, accusing him of pedophilia. Three policemen came to the scientist's apartment. Without any witnesses, they took pictures of his housing and looked through the data on Uglev's computer and tablet. The next day he was taken to the police station, where his fingerprints were taken. He was also asked general questions, BBC reports.
“I took the first ad from the doors of the office where I work and crumpled it.
On the leaflets, an anonymous author printed Uglev’s photograph with the signature “know the pedophile in person” and his personal data: name, date of birth and exact address. It was also indicated there that “Uncle Vova” “meets children near schools, gives toys”, “writes to them on VKontakte, asks to send candid photos.”
The ICR did not receive any materials regarding Uglev.
Vladimir Ulev gave several interviews about his work on Novichok after Skripals’ poisoning in Salisbury in March 2018. In April, the chemist was hit by a 70-year-old pensioner, who allegedly did not notice the pedestrian.