A military court in Yekaterinburg sentenced janitor Viktor Rastorguev to eight years in prison and a fine of 300,000 rubles in the case of preparing a terrorist attack and attempting to illegally manufacture explosives. This is reported by the Anti-Terrorist Commission in the Sverdlovsk region.
He will spend the first three years in prison, the rest of the term – in a high-security colony.
Rastorguev was detained in October 2022. The investigation claims that a bunker was discovered in the basement of the house, in which the janitor stored home-made rockets. The representative of the FSB regional office, Alina Kazantseva, previously reported that during the search, homemade rockets were found, which he made from improvised materials, and conducted tests in the forest. “It has been established that with their help he planned to attack Uralvagonzavod,” the FSB representative said.
At the same time, the key prosecution witness, according to 66.ru, told the court that the target of the attack was supposed to be the building of the Central Military Commissariat in Yekaterinburg.
After his arrest, Rastorguev himself told the operatives that “he was not planning anything bad, he just wanted to make fireworks [для внучки]”. This is what his wife was talking about.
The verdict was handed down on December 20. Rastorguev disagreed with the court’s decision and filed an appeal.
Viktor Rastorguev is a native of Mariupol, in 2014 he moved to Nizhny Tagil. By education, he is a refractory mason, in Russia he worked as a janitor.