The tragic death of Olga Zharkova, 34, and her two sons, aged three years and a month, after they reportedly fell from a 19th-floor apartment in Moscow, is being investigated
A murder investigation began after the wife of a Russian military officer and their two young children left a Moscow apartment in the 19th century.
Olga Zharkova, 34, and her two sons, aged three and one month, tragically died.
The mother of two is said to have suffered from acute postnatal depression before she took her own life and killed her children in the massive 90-foot fall, investigators say.
The tragic woman was reportedly holding the children as she fell from the high-rise apartment.
Justice officials say Olga wrote a disturbing note saying she did not want to leave her children behind in this “tough, gloomy world.”
“She complained to her acquaintances that she had postnatal depression,” said a Komsomolskaya Pravda law enforcement source.
“She felt lonely and tired.”
The woman’s husband was reportedly treated for shock when he arrived at the horrific crime scene.
She had previously complained that her husband Dmitry, 35, was away from home for long periods of time because of military duties, reports said, citing law enforcement agencies.
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The Russian investigative committee has opened a murder investigation into the deaths of the two children.
A “post-mortem psychiatric analysis” is carried out on the mother, the reports say.
In other tragic Russian news, an actor performing at the prestigious Bolshoi Theater in Moscow died in an unusual accident on the stage in which he was crushed by a prop slowly lowered on him.
Yevgeny Kulesh, 38, suffered a tragic fate when he appeared in an opera “Sadko” composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Medics were unable to resuscitate the actor after the fall.
While the opera’s set changed the backdrop, Yevgeny was reportedly caught by the falling backdrop and crushed him to the point of complete oblivion while the performance continued.
According to various reports, the opera was “stopped immediately” before Bolshoi Theater authorities asked the audience to leave.
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