A famed Russian historian who loved to dress up as his hero, Napoleon, is facing a murder charge after police fished him out of the Moika River with a backpack filled with a woman’s severed arms.
A lawyer for Oleg Sokolov says he has confessed to killing his lover and is cooperating with police.
The attorney describes his client as elderly and someone who may have been emotionally disturbed and under stress. He was taken in for questioning after spending Saturday night being treated for hypothermia.
Police have identified the victim as Anastasia Yeshchenko, one of Sokolov’s students who collaborated on his writings read more >>>