Last Words

In his last words to the court on 8 July DMITRIEV explained his own background and how this influenced his work and his decision to foster three-year-old Natasha. (Text first published by Meduza.)

Thisis already the second time I’ve made a closing statement in this endless trial. I’d like to clarify my position and, if it isn’t already clear to the court, explain why I am the man I am, why I act as I do, and why I ended up in this cage.

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