[FPSPACE] Moscow times // March 5, 2007 // Journalist Plummets to His Death
lissov-i at yandex.ru
Mon Mar 5 16:37:31 EST 2007
Strange story. Differs in many significant details from the text from
Lantratov himself at
from the Kommersant article.
For friends who'd never been to Russia -- a short note of explanation.
Ivan's house was a 'khrushchoba' -- a five-storey building without a lift,
only a staircase with little landings at each storey and between, maybe
4x8 feet (1.2x2.4 m), with low-sitting windows at half-levels. No corners,
no places to hide, and four apartment doors at each storey. Anybody walking
from/to the 4th or 5th story (they are numbered 1 through 5) would see
an outsider, and any loud sound is heared in all five storeys even behind
Ceilings are very low, just 8 feet (2.4 m) or maybe 8 feet 4 inches (2.5 m).
It's only 30 feet from the window in question to the little roof above the
not enough to be killed for sure. Really bad place for covert murder or
According to RIA Novosti and ITAR-TASS, the procurator's office started
criminal case on Article 110 of Criminal Code -- compulsion to suicide.
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