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A well-known history professor pulled from a river carrying a backpack containing cut off weapons has been detained by police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Petersburg.
Oleg Sokolov, who works at St Petersburg State University, was arrested on suspicion of killing a female student after he was found in the Moika River on Saturday.
Reportedly, police found the student body in his apartment.
Attorney Alexander Pochuev said Sokolov, an expert in French revolutionary military history, had signed a debt declaration, according to reports.
He was hospitalized with hypothermia on Saturday, but was taken to a police station for questioning on Sunday.
The reports said Sokolov had been awarded the Legion of Honor of France for his work.
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