2000 / Case №3: A Little Mouse Turns into an Elephant. The Platon Obukhov Сase

Published on: 28 September 2016

On 11 April 1996, in Russia, Platon Obukov, a Russian diplomat, was arrested on charges of spying for the British secret service. He was advocated by Anatoly Kucherena. According to the lawyer and people who knew Mr. Obukhov, the accusation defied explanation for a number of reasons. Since 1986, Platon Obukhov has been followed up by doctor A.A. Gimervert, according to whom, his patient had suffered from one of the forms of mental disorder since about he was at the age of 4. He lived in his mythical world. It could be proven by numerous facts from Platon Obukov’s biography. For example, in summer 1991, when Platon Obukhov worked in Spitsbergen, he made two sandwiches and, sitting outdoors, was eating one of them. At that moment, he was approached by a dog that caught away the second sandwich. Platon had tracked the dog down for seven hours, and then he caught it, severed its head and then hacked it to pieces … However, this fact did not prevent the Russian Security Service (known as "FSB") from calling Obukhov one of the major spies smelled out by the Russian secret defense service for its entire history.

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