Bought drugs, were forbidden to call: the fugitive Director of the school was hiding behind its mother’s back

The details of the arrest of the notorious former Director of the Metropolitan school of Konstantin Petrov became known to “MK”. The owner of a luxurious castle in Moscow, accused of extorting money from the parents was extracted by the investigators from the closet in his apartment.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

As we found out “MK”, former Director of the school № 1317, which 7 years ago was declared internationally wanted, was detained in the apartment of one of houses on street of Academician Anokhin at the end of February.

According to a source in law enforcement bodies, on February 28, his mother, Lyubov Nikolaevna, living in the next house on the same street, received a call from the management company. The operator said the pensioner, in her apartment, where also was the fugitive ex-officer, detected a leak, which flooded the apartment below. An elderly woman came into a home, but the utility of the accident was found. She remained in the home until the evening and waited for the son. Petrov came home, and after his apartment was raided by the operatives. The disgraced leader of education banned the mother to open the door and not giving voice hid in the closet. Security forces after the warnings knocked the door and entered the apartment which was only an elderly disabled woman. Police officers searched the premises and found Konstantin Petrov in the closet. The man was in street clothes, and his face had a mustache, which slightly changed his appearance.

Mother Petrova told militiamen that her son lived in this apartment for about a year. After the events of seven years ago, when Konstantin Petrov, being under house arrest was a fugitive from justice, he was gone. But throughout time, man has made itself known. While the former Director was in hiding, his mother was constantly found in my mailbox a note from him, in which he asked how the health and assure the parent that all is well. About a year ago, according to Lyubov Nikolaevna, Constantine showed up. The man reported to the mother that is in the international wanted list, but kind of forgot about him and everything subsided. He began to live permanently in the apartment in which were detained the day was gone and evening was coming. Petrov took care of his elderly mother, bought her groceries and medications. According to her, the son was forbidden to communicate with him on the phone — all the talk was only at the meeting.

Currently, Konstantin Petrov is in jail № 3. As reported “MK” the press service of the GSM TFR in Moscow, a criminal investigation against ex-Director continues. He is accused of abuse of office and fraud.

In a press-service of the capital police cupola confirmed the fact of detention.

– Employees of Department of criminal investigation Department of internal Affairs on the Western district and precinct police OMVD of Russia for the Troparevo-Nikulino district of Moscow during operatively-search actions in apartment on the street Academician Anokhin detained the 39-year-old former Director of one of the schools, which in may 2011 was on the Federal wanted list, – the chief of Fios GU MVD of Russia in Moscow Yuri Titov.


Konstantin Petrov was awarded with diplomas of the Ministry of education of Russia, government of Moscow and Federal Agency on education of the Russian Federation, holds three higher vocational education and academic degree of candidate of pedagogical Sciences. In the process of certification of schools (2005) confirmed higher qualification category on the post of Director and teacher. In February 2006 declared winner of Moscow competition “Manager of the year” in education. Finished work on his doctoral dissertation. In September 2006 declared the winner of the “Grand Moscow” in the field of science and technology. In March 2007, awarded by the Mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov the title of honorary worker of education of the city of Moscow. In 2007, within the framework of the priority national project “Education”, laureate of the prize of the President of the Russian Federation, as the best teacher, implementing innovative programs.

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