MOSCOW, February 15 – RIA Novosti. The Basmanny Court of Moscow on February 18 will begin considering a criminal case against a Muscovite Ekaterina Sedova, who is accused of stealing a historical document from the state archive using a shoe.
“The case was received by the Basmanny District Court of the city of Moscow for consideration on the merits, the hearing is scheduled for February 18, at 10:00,” said court press secretary Irina Sofinskaya.
According to the press service of the Moscow prosecutor's office, a 62-year-old woman in early November 2020, while in the reading room of the Russian State Military Historical Archive, stole a document – “Statement of the Imperial Order to Dismiss the Acting Military Governor of the Semipalatinsk Region, Colonel P. M. Spiridonov and the appointment of Colonel FA Panov to his place “. The date on the document was March 3, 1857.
Sedova pulled out this sheet from the archive file, which she returned to the employee of the institution, and put it in a notebook, and later, before leaving the building, hid the value in a shoe. It was there that police officers later found him. According to the forensic expert opinion, the cost of the stolen sheet is 50 thousand rubles, it is also recognized as an item of special value.
Under the article “Theft of objects and documents of special historical, scientific, artistic or cultural value” (part 1 of Article 164 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), a woman faces a sentence of up to 10 years in a colony.
The last time Denis Chuprikov was tried under the above article in Moscow – in early 2019 he stole the painting “Ai-Petri. Crimea” by the famous landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi. In the same year, the man was sentenced to three years in a maximum security colony, although he faced a sentence of imprisonment up to 15 years. This is due to the fact that the picture was damaged as a result of theft.