A man was walking his dog in the park when the animal found a severed head under a tree. Police were called to the scene and an investigation is underway.
According to Fontanka, the partially skeletonized head probably belonged to a homeless man.
Behind these boring words lies a big story of dismemberment in St. Petersburg. The series of dismembered incidents began in 2019 when Oleg Sokolov, a 63-year-old professor at St. Petersburg State University, murdered and dismembered 24-year-old graduate student Anastasia Yeshchenko, with whom the professors had a romantic relationship.
The professor’s act caused the appearance of many imitators and dismembered corpses were periodically found in the city, which ultimately led to the fact that St. Petersburg began to be called “Dismembered city” on social networks.