The Investigating Authorities of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for Leningrad Oblast launched a criminal investigation on the desecration of the "Broken Ring on the Road of Life" memorial in Vsevolozhsk raion in accordance with paragraph "b", Part 2, Article 243.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (damage to military graves, monuments, steles, obelisks, and other memorial structures or objects perpetuating the memory of those killed in the defense of the Fatherland).
According to the investigation, an unidentified person, using paint, applied Nazi symbols to the Commemorative kilometer post on the "Road of Life" No. 39 and at the metal pedestal "85 mm anti-aircraft gun", which is part of the Broken Ring on the Road of Life memorial complexon the territory of the State Budgetary Institution of Culture of Leningrad Oblast "Museum and Memorial Complex "Road of Life" - a memorial to the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War". After receiving information, the authorities of the Investigative Directorate for the Vsevolozhsk city, Forensic investigators, Police Officers immediately went to the scene and a procedural inspection was organized.
Mr. S.T. Sazin, Head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Leningrad Oblast, repeatedly held the Interdepartmental Operational Meetings with the participation of the Leadership of the Center "E" of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for St. Peterburg, where specific instructions were given in that regards, and were a subject to control. At the next Interdepartmental Operational Meeting, additional investigative and operational measures are planned.
For further investigation, the criminal case was transferred to the Directorate for the Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the Investigative Directorate of the ICR for Leningrad Region.
Currently, investigative actions and search measures are being carried out, aimed at identifying the persons involved in the crime. Measures are being taken to identify the causes and conditions that contributed to its commission.