On January 28, 1998, Pvt. Oleg Naumov -- a glue-sniffing
Russian soldier on guard duty in the far eastern island of Sakhalin --
went on a rampage killing seven soldiers. Zonked on acetone fumes, Pvt.
Oleg Naumov pick-axed one comrade -- who escaped alive -- before picking
up his army-issued AK and killing his commander and a six others.
rampaging private -- who had been addicted to drugs since age 13 -- was
detained five hours later and hospitalized under heavy sedation.
Illustrating the murderous epidemic plaguing the
Russian army, a day before the rampage, a soldier shot a fellow
serviceman to death and deserted his post on the outskirts of Moscow.
Such episodes have become increasingly common.
Russian soldier accused of killing 6
after sniffing glue
The Boston Globe
January 28, 1998
MOSCOW -- A Russian
soldier on guard duty in the Far East went on a rampage after sniffing
glue, and killed his commander and six other soldiers, military
officials said yesterday.
Private Oleg Naumov was under the
influence of acetone fumes, the Interfax news agency quoted Colonel-General
Viktor Klishin, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed
forces, as saying.
Russia soldier runs amok, kills 7 at
Los Angeles Times
January 28, 1998
A soldier high on
acetone fumes went on a rampage and killed seven fellow servicemen at a
remote base on the Pacific island of Sakhalin, military officials
reported Tuesday in describing the latest of at least 10 multiple
slayings in the disintegrating army over the past two years.
In the most recent and one of the
more savage outbreaks of violence in the military, Pvt. Oleg Naumov, 20,
attacked a fellow soldier with an ax, then grabbed an automatic rifle
and shot his commander and a private at a guard post, four soldiers in
the base canteen and four more in a restroom, army officials said. Seven
of those attacked died of their wounds.
Naumov escaped taking three spare
magazines for his automatic rifle with him. About midnight a police
group identified his hiding place in a building at the outskirts of the
settlement of Pobedino. The murderer was arrested after a quick fight
that involved no shooting.
Naumov had been abusing drugs since
age 13 and had a criminal record--unbeknownst to his commanders,
according to Gen. Mikhail Klishin, deputy chief of the general staff,
who spoke to reporters here after the slayings.
He said Naumov had confessed to
inhaling acetone vapors while on duty Monday and claimed to have no
recollection of the killings.