RIA FAN, which is associated with the founder of Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin, published a story on October 10, which tells that former prisoners recruited for the war from the colonies received a pardon.
The video showed 35-year-old Stanislav Bogdanov, who, like his other colleagues, was awarded the medal "For Courage", a PMC memorial sign "For Wounding", a letter from the head of the national control center of the Ministry of Defense and a document similar to a certificate of release from a colony - it is referred to in the video as a "pardon document". Bogdanov is missing one leg.
Stanislav Bogdanov was sentenced to 23 years in prison in 2013 for the murder of Sergei Zhiganov, a justice of the peace from Veliky Novgorod. As the investigation and the court established, Judge Zhiganov died from numerous blows with a poker and a dumbbell that Bogdanov inflicted on him. After the murder, he robbed Zhiganov, taking bank cards, a judge's certificate, a passport, power tools and gold jewelry.
Another prisoner who was pardoned is Rustam Borovkov (in the video he is without a hand), FAN reports . In 2017, he received 13 years in prison for robbery, intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm resulting in death, and attempted theft.