Monday, 9 August 2010

The tale of Gennady Osipovich

Russian writers like Dostoevsky and Gogol already had a lot to work with, and nothing much has changed since. This is from the Moscow Times:
A man was jailed by a Kemerovo region court on Thursday for assaulting a Gypsy fortune teller who predicted that he would be jailed, the Investigative Committee said.
Gennady Osipovich tried to kill the unidentified female fortune teller, who told him she saw a “state-owned house” — a Russian euphemism for jail — in his future, the committee said in a statement on its web site.
The woman managed to escape, but Osipovich stabbed to death two unidentified witnesses of the assault, which took place in October. He was sentenced to 22 years in a maximum-security prison.

H/t MR.


Brit said...

Brilliant, though that could equally be Edgar Allan Poe.

malty said...

Talk about blaming the messenger and why, when anything Russian is mentioned, do we think of Meerkats. In his case compare the defence