June 20, 2018

Arkady Babchenko says he faked his own death with pigs’ blood and a makeup artist (CNN)

Arkady Babchenko says he faked his own death with pigs’ blood and a makeup artist (CNN)

The Russian journalist who staged his own murder as part of an elaborate plot to catch an alleged assassin has told of how he watched reports of his death from a Ukrainian morgue.

Arkady Babchenko said his death was faked with the help of a makeup artist and pigs’ blood, in a ploy that Ukrainian security services say was necessary to protect his life.
Speaking at a press conference in Kiev, the anti-Kremlin journalist described how he was shown how to fall as if he had been shot. He put on a T-shirt that had been shot through to show bullet wounds and was then covered with pigs’ blood. Read more

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