Matrosskaya Tishina detention center

Matrosskaya Tishina (Russian: Матросская тишина, literally "Seaman's Silence") (formal name: Federal Budget Institution IZ-77/1 of the Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the City of Moscow) is a detention facility located in northern Moscow, known by the name of the street on which it is located. It has operated as a prison since 1945, famously holding Mikhail Khodorkovsky and some plotters of the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt.

Since its opening in 1945 only four prisoners were able to escape from Matrosskaya Tishina. Oleg Topalov, 33, recently became the fourth man in 20 years to escape from Moscow's famous Matrosskaya Tishina prison, after pulling himself through a hole in the ceiling of his cell onto the roof and over the perimeter fence. Topalov was able to dig the hole solely with a metal spoon. Authorities are blaming the nonobservant security guards for Topalovs escape.
500 views
Views by date
10.0 (1 votes)
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10

Categories

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links).

Note: VirtualGlobetrotting is an entertainment website is and is not associated with this post, location or person.

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload

Around the World Mailing List

Share:

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links).

Note: VirtualGlobetrotting is an entertainment website is and is not associated with this post, location or person.

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload