Residents of the village of Zhireken in the Trans-Baikal Territory demanded to abandon the solemn funeral of the prisoner Nikita Kasatkin, who was recruited into the Wagner PMC and died in Ukraine. Shortly before this, Kasatkin sat in a colony for the brutal murder of a local shepherd. Writes about this "Taiga.Info".
“The young man was convicted of murder. It was only two or three years ago, people remember it. Half of the village says: “Are we going to make heroes out of killers now?” Half say that he atoned for sins in the NWO with blood. The village was divided into two camps, they are fighting among themselves there,” Alena Kogodeeva, the head of the settlement, told the publication.
Kasatkin was sentenced in December 2020 to 10 years in a strict regime colony. Being drunk, he hit the shepherd on the head, after which he inflicted at least nine blows with a knife on the neck and torso. Then he finished him off with six blows to the head with an "unidentified consequence with a metal object."
“The whole village still remembers this murder! There are only three thousand of us living here, everyone knows each other. He killed such a good guy, a shepherd. At the same time, it’s not good to talk about the dead like that, but tear it off and drop it - a drug addict, registered, permanently unemployed ... why this pomp - the hero of Russia, a solemn farewell in the DC ?! Why these expensive send-offs, if the military themselves, or whoever they are, do not pay for them, since he is such a fine fellow ?! Why do they turn to ordinary people who cannot remember anything good about him? And then they are still outraged by our indignation, ”a local resident told the publication.
The head of Zhireken stated that there is no recreation center building in the village, there is only a cultural center in the rented premises of a former store, and this is not a suitable place for a funeral. According to the residents of the village, after that, local officials were accused of lack of patriotism, and the regional authorities threatened to come and “sort it out”.