On 18 February, 2002, in Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Oblast, an unknown
criminal has assaulted Oleg Bodrov, the Green World Council chairman, a member
of the Coalition Clean Baltic Board.
This happened at about 8 p. m., when Oleg was walking home from the Green
World office. The criminal hit Oleg twice in his head with some heavy object, and
Oleg fainted and lied unconscious for some time.
The purpose of the attack was not robbery, because the assaulter took no of
Oleg's belongings, also leaving all the money and the mobile phone untouched.
After regaining consciousness, Oleg reached the nearest militia office and
informed about the attack. From his home, Oleg called ambulance, and was
hospitalised to the trauma department of the Sosnovy Bor hospital No. 38 with the
diagnosis: concussion of the brain. Surgeons put five stitches in Oleg's occiput, and
one – in his temple.
In spite of proposals by militia to hush up the incident, Oleg insists on starting
a criminal case.
Without any doubts, this assault was undertaken in response to the Green
World activities on protection of legal procedures connected with environmentally
Presently, Green World and personally Oleg Bodrov are active in revealing
violations of the Russian legislation at the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, illegal
operation of Ecomet-S plant on remelting radioactive scrap metal, and threats to the
environment from new ports on the shores of the Finnish Gulf, and the Baltic
For more details please see Green World web site: www.greenworld.org.ru