The adviser to the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia and the former head of the Investigative Committee for the Volgograd Region, Lieutenant General of Justice Mikhail Muzraev, was sentenced to 20 years in a strict regime colony. He was found guilty in the case of attempted murder on the governor of the Volgograd region Andrey Bocharov. Muzraev was charged with articles on organizing a terrorist attack, illegal arms trafficking and the use of official powers contrary to the interests of the service. Another defendant, businessman Vladimir Zubkov, was sentenced to 14 years in a strict regime colony.
According to investigators, Muzraev ordered the arson of Bocharov's house in the village of Latoshynka in 2016. Then a group of people climbed over the fence and threw a Molotov cocktail into the house. It quickly went out, however, as the bottle hit the wall instead of the window. The testimony on the basis of which Muzraev was detained was given by the former tenant of the central market of Volgograd Evgeny Remezov. According to him, it was originally planned to throw a grenade at Bocharov's neighbor's plot, and not set fire to his own. This would allow Muzraev to launch an investigation into the explosion and "gain influence over the governor and his entourage."
Remezov himself was sentenced to six years in a strict regime colony in December 2021. He was found guilty under articles on committing a terrorist attack, destroying someone else's property by arson and causing grievous bodily harm. The investigation calls him the organizer of the arson.