Support The Moscow Times!

Cop Jailed in Metro Attack

Police Colonel Alexander Kurochkin was sentenced Tuesday to 3 1/2 years in prison for injuring a young woman with an air gun during a drunken brawl in the Timiryazevskaya metro station in March, Interfax reported.

Kurochkin was convicted of hooliganism and inflicting light injuries. He also broke the nose of an unidentified young man he was arguing with and tried to shoot him, but the rubber bullets grazed the man, wounding the young woman who was passing nearby.

Police said in March that Kurochkin started shooting after the young man sprayed him with mace.

(MT)


Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.