Horrific crime or hoax?
A news video has surfaced about a Russian man allegedly shoving his foot up a friend’s rectum, killing him.
The report, in Russian, claims that 28-year-old Vladimir Krasnov, of Nizhny Novgorod, attacked in a drunken rage last month as the victim, Sergei, slept. The two had argued earlier over Krasnov’s girlfriend. Sergei died of internal bleeding, police said in the clip. Now Krasnov, who in a jailhouse interview seemed to blame alcohol for his act, faces up to 15 years in prison for homicide, if convicted, according to the segment.
The English-subtitled video was posted on YouTube April 3. The original clip without subtitles was posted on YouTube March 22 by what appears to be Russian news outlet Novosti 24.
However, a healthy dose of skepticism might be in order: A quick search in Cyrillic returned no other stories about the incident.
Still, the nature of the purported assault (and the phrase associated with it) proved irresistible to some English-language sites.