“Gandalf’s Case”

“On 1 June in Petrozavodsk one of the most amazing people I have ever known, local historian Yury Dmitriev, went on trial,” writes journalist Shura Burtin. “He is accused either of producing child pornography or illegal possession of firearms – it is uncertain which. […] But this case began 80 years ago, in the woods near the first lock of the White Sea Canal.”

dmitriev (pankevich photo)

Yury Dmitriev (photo, Sophia Pankevich)

“I found out about Dmitriev only this year, after he had been arrested. I came home, googled him and saw pictures of a lean, bearded guy with grey dreadlocks and a dour expression. …”

For full text, see
Shura Burtin, “Gandalf’s Case”, Euromaidan Press
(translator, Deliya Meylanova)

(Source Russian Reporter, 30 May 2017)