"Self-assured, contemptuous, and tough." Actress on how she met butcher historian

"Self-assured, contemptuous, and tough." Actress on how she met butcher historian
Yulia Aug

Yulia Aug met the professor in the 1990s, when she was into reenactment.

Theater and film actress Yulia Aug spoke of how she had met Oleg Sokolov, an associate professor at St. Petersburg State University, who confessed to the murder and dismemberment of 24-year-old graduate student Anastasia Yeshchenko. The actress met him in the 1990s, when she was into reenactment.

“He was referred to as the “main Frenchman.” He was very handsome and charismatic. One day we stumbled upon each other in a field. He was wearing the uniform of a French army officer of the Napoleonic era. They were getting ready for a festival. He was very handsome back then, thirty years ago... He was also a skillful horse rider. You could fall in love with him at first sight. Self-assured, contemptuous, and tough,” Life.ru quotes the Gogol Center actress as saying.

Aug said that she was flirting with Sokolov without even knowing it. The future actress stopped doing it, however, when her boyfriend nearly got into a fight with the "main Frenchman" out of jealousy.

A man was taken out of the Moika River, St. Petersburg on November 9, and severed arms were found in his backpack. Suspect Oleg Sokolov turned out to be a historian, assistant professor of St. Petersburg State University. A search in the professor’s apartment uncovered the corrupted corpse of his 24-year-old graduate. Currently, Sokolov is in custody; he confessed. The professor will be there until January 8.

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