In St. Petersburg, the stepson of billionaire Arkady Skorov died under the wheels of an armored personnel carrier.

The car was driven by the head of the board of the patriotic organization “Krasnaya Zvezda”. Two years ago at the festival, people were hit by a tank.

16:30, 29 November 2020Source: Meduza

St. Petersburg youth public military-patriotic organization “Red Star”

The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the death under the wheels of an armored vehicle of a participant in the military reconstruction in St. Petersburg.

The incident took place in the afternoon of November 28 at a training ground in the Krasnoselsky district of the city near house 54 along the Gatchinskoye highway – private events and historical festivals with elements of military reconstruction are often held there, Komsomolskaya Pravda notes .

According to “Fontanka”, the party in the militarist style was organized by the youth public military-patriotic organization “Krasnaya Zvezda”. In turn, Life Shot, citing a law enforcement source, claims that the reconstruction was ordered for the birthday of businessman Mikhail Skorov by his wife Yulia. The event cost 250 thousand rubles.

The one who died under the wheels of an armored personnel carrier – 38-year-old businessman Andrei Kozhevin, half-brother of the birthday man. The two of them owned Geos Statica.

The armored personnel carrier that ran over the businessman was driven by Alexander Toropov, chairman of the board of Krasnaya Zvezda. He is also called the party organizer. Now Toropov has become a defendant in a criminal case under part 2 of Article 238 of the Criminal Code (provision of services that do not meet security requirements). He faces a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles, forced labor or imprisonment for up to six years. During interrogation, the suspect said that he had not received money for organizing the party.

During the reconstruction, the armored personnel carrier under the control of Toropov had to go on a prearranged signal – after knocking on the armor. However, he began to move ahead of schedule, considering that the signal had already been given, and ran into Kozhevin’s head, who was lying on the ground, writes Life.

The owner of the Dalpiterstroy company, billionaire Arkady Skorov, who is the deceased stepfather, commented on the incident to the publication: “There was a reconstruction of hostilities: military tanks, armored personnel carriers and blank cartridges. They all rode in an APC, and there was an order to go down and take a lying position. The APC then drove off and crushed it. As far as I know, this is not the first case of this kind; in 2018, a tank of someone ran over there. Therefore, you have to be a very experienced driver of military equipment to avoid such cases. ” In an interview with Mash, Skorov said that he raised Andrei Kozhevin from the age of three.

In April 2018 in St. Petersburg, at the Battle Steel festival organized by Krasnaya Zvezda, four people fell from a moving T-60 tank and  fell under its caterpillar . The criminal case initiated on the fact of the incident against the head of the organization “Krasnaya Zvezda” Pavel Baranenko was subsequently terminated due to the reconciliation of the parties. The victims were paid the damage. The tank was first confiscated in favor of the state, but then returned to Krasnaya Zvezda.

This time, the organizers of the reconstruction did not inform either the city administration or the traffic police about the upcoming party. There were also no announcements of the event in social networks. On the eve of the representatives of “Krasnaya Zvezda” told “Fontanka” that because of the quarantine, no events are planned by the organization until the end of January.

(C)MEDUZA 2020


  1. If you play with fire you are likely to get burned. If you lay down in front of a tank it is possible for someone to crush your skill like a grape underfoot. Moskali and their military parades, if they just had something to be proud of besides fascism……

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