Support The Moscow Times!

Gorky Park Murder Suspect in Police Custody

Stanislav Dumkin Vkontakte

A suspect in a murder that took place in Moscow’s Gorky Park on Aug. 13 has been detained, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday. 

On Aug. 13, shortly after midnight, 29-year-old St. Petersburg blogger Stanislav Dumkin was attacked, reportedly for the “strange” way he was dressed.

A video taken from a Gorky Park security camera published Aug. 28, appears to show two men arguing until one knocks the other to the ground with a single blow to the head. 

Dumkin was subsequently taken to a hospital, where he died within days from injuries sustained during the attack.

Authorities reportedly identified Kornei Makarov, the 23-year old son of television actor Sergei Makarov as the main suspect of the murder Sunday.

A security source cited by RIA stated that the suspect, Makarov had turned himself in to the Investigative Committee.

The Interfax news agency also cites an unidentified source as saying that the suspect contacted investigators through a lawyer, who said that his client was ready to appear for questioning. 

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more