2022-07-25 15:47:00

Person behind blast at Orthodox school in Russia's Serpukhov given 13-year term

Moscow, July 25, Interfax - The Serpukhov City Court in the Moscow Region has handed down a sentence of 13 years in a high-security penal colony to the person who staged an explosion on the premises of a Serpukhov Orthodox school in December 2021, a court spokesperson told Interfax on Monday.

"[Vladislav] Struzhenkov has been given a sentence of 13 years in a high-security correctional facility with one-year freedom restraints," the spokesperson said.

Struzhenkov was found guilty of an attempt driven by hooliganism to kill two or more people by means of a socially dangerous method, of intentional destruction of someone else's property, and of illegal possession of weapons and explosives.

On the morning of Monday, December 13, 2021, Struzhenkov, a graduate of the Serpukhov Orthodox school, detonated an improvised bomb on the school premises. Ten teens, including Struzhenkov, were injured in the explosion. Struzhenkov had his leg amputated.