Russian yacht skipper gets 4½ years in jail for causing swimmer’s death

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Russian yachtsman Sergey Marchenko has been jailed for four and a half years and ordered to pay one million rubles in compensation to a young woman’s family, whom he ran down with a yacht back in 2010, in an area of a Moscow lake reserved for swimmers. The woman became caught up in the propellers and died soon after. Read RT

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