Support The Moscow Times!

Suspect Held in Museum Stabbing

A man was stabbed to death Tuesday inside the Borodinskaya Panorama museum on Moscow's Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Interfax reported, citing an unidentified police source.

Museum guards detained a suspect as he exited the building with blood on his hands, the report said.

The man used to work at the museum as an electrician, the police source said. He came to visit his former colleagues, but quarreled with one of them and stabbed the unidentified offender in the heart, killing him on the spot. An investigation was opened.

Meanwhile, police searched on Tuesday the office of a deputy director of another famous Moscow museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, Interfax said, without providing the man's name.

The official is suspected of embezzlement during his previous job at City Hall, Interfax reported Tuesday. The Interior Ministry stressed in a press statement that the search is not related to the suspect's work in the Tretyakov Gallery or the museum's operations.

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.