Attack on a kindergarten in the Ulyanovsk region, children were killed

A terrible crime occurred on April 26 in a kindergarten in the village. Veshkaim (Ulyanovsk region).

According to sources in emergency services, an armed man broke into the building of a preschool institution, shot two children and wounded a nanny, after which he committed suicide.

It is reported that the killer first shot the kindergarten employee and then broke into the group during quiet time. 

  • Regional authorities report four dead. Among them, probably, the criminal himself, as well as a female employee and two children.

Another employee of the kindergarten, whom the perpetrator encountered on the porch, was wounded in the shoulder.

13:20. The media report that the gun that the killer fired belongs to a 68-year-old local resident, but it is currently impossible to visually identify the perpetrator. 


  • Presumably, the killer is 26-year-old local resident Ruslan A., an acquaintance of a pensioner, to whom the IZH-27 rifle is registered. 

This morning, the owner of the weapon went with him into the forest, says the pensioner’s wife.

14:50. Commissioner for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova reported that the killer Ruslan Akhtyamov was registered as mentally ill.

“The victim is in the emergency room of the district hospital with a fracture of both bones of the forearm, a gunshot (shot) wound to the right shoulder. The condition is stable. Preparing for transfer to the level of the regional hospital.

  • The dead educator – Mitrofanova Olga Vladimirovna, born in 1986, wounded ml. teacher Karpova Elena Viktorovna, born in 1970 Dead children: girl born in 2016 and a boy born in 2017

The alarm button went off in the kindergarten. Employees of the National Guard immediately went to the scene of the tragedy. The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Ulyanovsk region Lyulkov S.A. is also already in place.

This is not the first tragedy of its kind, and security needs to be stepped up at kindergartens, schools and colleges across the country.

  • This extremely responsible task should lie with the private security officers of the Russian Guard, who should be on duty in preschool and school institutions around the clock.

I express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who died as a result of this event. In this tragic hour, we are all with you in our thoughts and hearts. I pray…” Moskalkova wrote on Telegram.

15:50. The body of 67-year-old gun owner Alexander Tronin was found.

  • Akhtyamov shot the pensioner with his own weapon, after which he went to kindergarten.

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