Border soldier high on hallucinogenic mushrooms kills fellow-soldiers
Private Denis Soloviev was high on hallucinogenic mushrooms when he opened fire against his fellow-soldiers in the republic of Karachayevo-Cherkessia. The incident occurred at 4:00 a.m. Friday in the settlement of Dombay, at the temporary border point Ptysh, on the Russian-Georgian border. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said that eight of the eleven wounded soldiers died of serious wounds. Denis Soloviev was detained at the scene of the crime scene. An operative group headed by the staff commander of the North Caucasus regional department of the Russian Border Service, Valery Putov, left for the scene to investigate the crime. The press-service of the border department informs that criminal proceedings were initiated in connection with the crime.
Last Tuesday, President Putin met with high ranking Army officers. Vladimir Putin ordered the Ministry of Defense to pay special attention to prevention of crimes in the army. The president stressed that the prevention of crimes being committed with weapons must be of top priority. And once again, we are informed of another killing spree in the Army.
Hallucinogenic mushrooms contain psilobicin, which is a widely spread and cheap drug. At the end of summer, druggies eat hallucinogenic mushrooms in the forests. during other seasons, the mushrooms are made into soup or tea.
Depending upon the method of preparation, such mushrooms produce an effect after 20-45 minutes and the high lasts for 4-9 hours. The average dose used by druggies is three mushrooms.
The first stage of the mushroom high is a very pleasant excitement and cheerfulness and one’s dexterity and physical strength improve. During the second stage, people might have hallucinations: they hear voices and see spirits; all things around them are very strange. However, people still react normally and can answer questions. By the third stage, people loose their connection with reality, the move around a lot, and their speech is incoherent. After that, they usually sleep heavily.
The effect of hallucinogenic mushrooms is similar to LSD; several kinds of toadstools and mushrooms are hallucinogenic.
The Scandinavians widely used such mushrooms; for instance, they were used by Berserkers to become uncontrollably enraged. As well, Siberian shamans in Russia used to drink mushroom beverages to trance out.
Yegor Belous PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: http://accidents.pravda.ru/accidents/2002/10/72/202/3691_criminal.html
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