On International Chess Day, July 20, the head of the Petrovsky Ladya club, Alexander Volkov, together with his subordinates, drank alcohol, after which he attacked the organization’s teacher Sergei Vidyakin, an administrator and a security guard, who tried to prevent the attack with a chess board.
The guard of the club suffered the most, his head was broken and his ear was torn off. Doctors assess his condition as serious.
65-year-old Sergei Vidyakin ended up in intensive care. He suffered head, chest and torso injuries. In addition, the chess coach got ethanol poisoning, his condition is also serious.
The footage published online shows that the victim has lost a lot of blood, and his face is wrapped in medical bandages.
The administrator of the chess club was diagnosed with a concussion, a broken nose, as well as wounds on his face and head.
The St. Petersburg Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal case under Art. 112 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (intentional infliction of moderate harm to health). The attacker has already been detained by law enforcement officers.
Why did the fight happen?
According to the St. Petersburg Fontanka, the cause of the conflict was the request of the club’s teacher for a promotion, after which his boss became furious and grabbed the chessboard, inflicting several blows with it. Chess can harm children. And that’s why July 20 is International Chess Day. Many families send their children to chess clubs… 20 July 11:45
The press service of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg stated that investigators continue to study the details of what happened.
“In the course of the audit, it was found that the night before in the club’s premises, after drinking alcohol together, a conflict occurred between the victim and his colleague, during which the latter inflicted multiple injuries on his opponent,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.
“A chess fan”
According to Galina Fedoseyeva, an employee of the Petrovsky Ladya, the injured Vidyakin did not behave aggressively in the past, which is why the conflict came as a surprise to her.
“I have no information about what happened. I can only say that this person is not a hot-tempered person and it was Chess Day.
The children who study with him are delighted with him, it’s not clear who. He is just a chess fan, an enthusiast!” – quotes the words of Fedoseeva newspaper.
Vidyakin himself, while in the hospital, found it difficult to talk about the details of the incident, citing memory loss.
“He says that he does not remember anything from the events of that night, he does not give any explanations”,
– said a source of the RIA Novosti agency, familiar with the situation.
According to the press service of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Vidyakin, who was assigned an ID number 3414289, has a license to coach and also serves tournaments as a referee, working mainly at competitions in St. Petersburg.close 100%
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