For the “Winter cherry” accused finally

For the “Winter cherry” accused finally

Completed the first investigation of the tragedy in Volgograd, which claimed 60 lives.


As it became known””, today was charged in the final version of the first defendants in high-profile case about a fire in shopping center “Winter cherry”, which killed 60 people. While initially incriminated the accused act was changed to lighter.

Investigators of the main Department for investigation of particularly important cases of the TFR was charged in the final version of the CEO of the company “System integrator” Igor, Polozenko and his subordinate, Alexander Nikitin, and Sergey Genine fire. If businessmen were initially charged with a crime under part 3 of article 238 of the criminal code (“performance of works or rendering of services that do not meet the requirements of safety of life or health of consumers, entailed on imprudence death of two and more persons”), finally was charged with part 3 of article 219 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Infringement of requirements of fire security, entailed death of two and more persons”).

The head of the firefighting and rescue unit № 2 by Sergei Genin the offense has not changed — it is allowed to extinguish fire and rescue of visitors SEC negligence (part 3 of article 293 of the criminal code), which entailed by negligence the death of 37 people.

According to investigators, employees of the “System integrator” improperly serviced fire system installed to them in the SEC “Winter cherry”. As a result, when the fire began, the building is not automatically the alarm was given, fire was not extinguished, and the smoke from it was not removed.