On November 27, 2022, while at the memorial site dedicated to 1,200 guardsmen of Kaliningrad, which is the mass grave of soldiers who died during the assault on the Koenigsberg fortress city in April 1945, a 45-year-old local resident committed unlawful acts which meet the criteria for crime prescribed in Part 1, Article 244 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (desecration of a tombstone). These actions were recorded by a video surveillance camera, he was quickly identiified. The Investigating Authorities of the Investigative Directorate of the Russian Federation for Kaliningrad Oblast launched a criminal case in accordance with Part 1 of Art. 244 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (desecration of a tombstone).
Mr. Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin instructed Mr. D.A. Bocharov, Head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Kaliningrad Oblast, to report on the set of investigative actions carried out. The criminal investigation is a subject to control in the Main Directorate of the Department.