'Clear psychopathy': Russian model who criticised Putin found dead; boyfriend confesses to murder

WION Web Team
Moscow Updated: Mar 16, 2022, 05:13 PM(IST)

Gretta Vedler (Left) (Photo Courtesy: Twitter) | Putin (Right) Photograph:( Agencies )

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Gretta Vedler, 23, had criticised President Putin calling him a "psychopath".

According to reports, a Russian model's body was found in a suitcase over a year after she had gone missing.

Gretta Vedler, 23, had criticised President Putin calling him a "psychopath". Her boyfriend reportedly admitted to the murder.

Vedler had said that Putin showed "clear psychopathy or sociopathy" while criticising the ex-KGB official. In a chilling message, she had said: "Maybe he really wants to enhance the integrity of Russia and sincerely wishes the good for the Russians. But can he really do anything?"

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Vedler's boyfriend Korovin reportedly strangled her to death and kept her in a hotel room before putting the body in a suitcase and then transferred it in a car. Korovin was caught after a blogger suspected something was wrong and asked someone in Moscow to file a report with the police.

Vedler's postings on Putin in January 2021 do not link the Russian president to her death, however, it comes as a chilling reminder of how Putin was set to react a year later.

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There have been several reports of anti-government protests since Putin declared his "special military operation". On Tuesday, a television journalist held a poster behind a news anchor during a live show protesting against the war. 

Marina Ovsyannikova who works for Channel One held out  her message which read:  "NO WAR. Stop the war. Don't believe propaganda. They are lying to you here." The Kremlin denounced the protests as "hooliganism" even as a court let off Ovsyannikova with a $280 fine. 

Ovsyannikova later said that she was interrogated for over 14 hours by authorities and was provided no judicial assistance.

In a video message before her protests on state TV, Ovsyannikova said: "The next 10 generations of our descendants will not wash away the shame of this fratricidal war" clearly criticising the Russian president for the Ukraine war.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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