Kirill Kokorin held in pre-trial detention facility draws strength from Dostoevsky's novels

Kirill Kokorin held in pre-trial detention facility draws strength from Dostoevsky's novels
Brothers Kirill and Alexander Kokorin Photo: Instagram

The younger brother of the infamous football player reads to distract himself from prison conditions.

Dostoevsky’s books help Kirill Kokorin, 19, the brother of Alexander Kokorin to bear confinement. The student uses the pre-trial detention facility’s library, which helps him to distract himself, the ombudsman for human rights in Moscow, Tatyana Potyaeva, told online publication Moskva 24.

“As a former teacher, I would really appreciate if at least he gets books delivered to him there. So that he can study and satisfy his educational needs. But at the same time, he said that he used the library: now he is reading Dostoevsky, and this also helps him to hold on,” the the publication quotes the ombudsman, who visited the Kokorin brothers, Pavel Mamayev and Alexander Protasovitsky.

Potyaeva reproached Kirill Kokorin’s teachers and fellow students for their indifference to the arrested first-year student of the faculty of Public Administration and Financial Control of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

It is to be recalled the football players and Kokorin Jr. are accused of hooliganism and beatings and were taken into custody until December 8. They face up to seven years in prison.

Discuss

Recommended

1 / 3