Moscow police are investigating the fact that political scientists and journalists were sent busts resembling the one in which the bomb was hidden for the murder of military commander Vladlen Tatarsky (Maxim Fomin). The recipients of the statuettes do not rule out that the Ukrainian security forces may be behind the action. The bust maker calls the customer suspicious.
Parcels by the SDEK service were sent from Ulyanovsk to political scientists, journalists and military experts Konstantin Sivkov, Vladislav Shurygin, Konstantin Isaev, Timofey Sergeychev and Mikhail Tereshchenko. All contained a gilded bust of Marshal Georgy Zhukov. Upon discovering a figurine reminiscent of the one with which Vladlen Tatarsky was blown up by terrorists in St. Petersburg on April 2, the recipients in a number of cases called the police.
Explosives found nothing dangerous in the messages.
Nevertheless, in connection with the sending of suspicious busts, a check was launched, as a result of which the police promise to make a procedural decision – to initiate a criminal case or refuse to do so.
Political scientist Konstantin Sivkov, who turned to the police, told RIA Novosti that this was an act of intimidation organized by the SBU or the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of Ukraine, directed against those who support the Russian special operation on the territory of Ukraine.
In turn, the sender Nikita Barin explained to Kommersant that he was an individual entrepreneur registered in Ulyanovsk, working under the registered Barinson brand. The basis of his business is the manufacture of figurines and busts from gypsum polymer. According to Nikita Barin, figurines are made to order and then sent throughout Russia and around the world to the addresses specified by the customer.
He called the situation “very primitive.” “An unknown person contacted me through VKontakte, he has a left page in VK in the name of Sanya Belozerov with some leftist photographs. But there are enough of these every day, so this did not arouse any suspicion, although it seemed strange that exactly five busts should be sent for Volunteer Day. Then, however, from SDEK they began to report all sorts of oddities, that they didn’t open the door for them, they expressed dissatisfaction, ”said Nikita Barin.