St. Petersburg: riddled vehicle of Zenit volleyball player found in pond
Police officers are determining the details of the incident.
Officers of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate have pulled Audi of a volleyball player of Zenit Aleksander Volkov out of St. Petersburg’s Petrvosky pond. The car was riddled. Traces of blood were found in the vehicle, reports Fontanka.
Sources of Fontanka specify that traces of shooting can be seen all over the auto body. Dusters were found in the vehicle. Operatives are working on the matter.
78.ru web portal - with reference to insiders - adds that 2 men (23 and 24 years old) who had been near the car have already been detained. The foreign car’s owner states he’s not aware of what had happened to the vehicle and asks to carry out inspection into the incident. The damage is estimated at 2 million rubles ($31 thousand).
The volleyball player of Zenit got his golden Audi A8 following victory at the 2012 Olympic Games as a member of Russian Team. Volkov had repeatedly posted a picture of the car on his Instagram.
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.