Note: This has nothing to do with suicide in general, euthanasia or Russia. It’s about brain washing, mind control and power.
Postman behind online game where teenagers are made to kill themselves is arrested in Russia
- Postman Ilya Sidorov confessed to seeking to coax members to kill themselves
- Believed to be as many as 32 mainly underprivileged schoolchildren in his group
- One girl completed a succession of ‘tasks’ set for her by the menacing postman
- Similar ‘Blue Whale’ groups have provoked fear among parents and teachers
The man allegedly behind a new teenage online death group, similar to the ‘Blue Whale’ game, has been detained in Russia.
Postman Ilya Sidorov, 26, confessed to seeking to coax its members – believed to be as many as 32 mainly underprivileged schoolchildren – to commit suicide.
The sobbing Moscow resident told state investigators he developed an elaborate online game involving 50 tasks which culminated in the teenagers killing themselves.
He broke down as he was interrogated on his role in demanding that a schoolgirl should ‘jump under a metro train at a certain station’.
Sidorov was asked in a shocking video questioning: ‘What was the final task? How does the game end?’
He replied: ‘To commit suicide.’
Similar ‘Blue Whale’ groups have provoked acute fear among parents and teachers in Russia amid claims they have led to dozens of teenage suicides.
There have also been warnings in the UK and other Western countries that these online death groups – playing mind games with vulnerable teenagers – are spreading from Russia.
Another suicide game ‘administrator’ Philipp Budeikin, 21, is being held by the Russians on charges of inciting at least 16 schoolgirls to kill themselves by taking part in his social media ‘Blue Whale’ game.
He is detained pending investigations until August.
Reports say Sidorov – described as a ‘humble postman’ was held on a rooftop in Moscow before police took him to Chelyabinsk region in the Urals, where he is accused of encouraging a 13 year old girl from the village of Yetkul to kill herself.
The girl completed a succession of ‘tasks’ set for her by the menacing postman.
These included drawing a blue whale on her arm, to cutting herself.
‘In May this year a 14-year-old girl from Chelyabinsk region was taken to hospital with slash wounds after attempting to commit suicide,’ said Russian Interior Ministry spokeswoman Colonel Irina Volk.
‘The underage girl was a member of a so-called death group in a social network.
‘She was completing a task assigned by administrator of the group.’
She said of Sidorov: ‘Five mobile phones, a tablet, and several SIM-cards were confiscated during the search.
‘The suspect clarified that he is the administrator of a so-called suicide group that had 32 members, all of them underage.
‘He assigned them tasks aimed at inuring themselves in order to incite suicide. The suspect has been detained and taken to Chelyabinsk.
‘Currently, the police continue search and investigation activity aimed at establishing additional cases of illegal activity of the detained.’
Other alleged cases involving Sidorov are being actively probed.
Tatiana Bespalova, acting head of the school attended by the 14 year old girl, said she ‘felt unwell’ in her class during a maths. She was rushed to hospital, and police were called.
They discovered that she was involved in the death group on a social network. She spent nights online, became secretive, tired, and became annoyed easily.
Her chats with Sidorov, who was nicknamed Ilya Spartak, were monitored by police after the girl’s foster mother Iraida Ryzhenkova reported him to police.
‘As far as I understood it, this was supposed to be the last day or her life,’ said the foster mother. Reports say he ‘fully admitted’ his guilt and faces up to five years in jail. The girl, who was not named, remains in hospital.
It is unclear if there is any connection between Sidorov and Budeikin.
Rosstat national statistics agency published data that 22,839 people committed suicide in 2016, down from 24,982 in 2015, without differentiating age groups.
The latest figure has more than halved from 2005 when there were 45,800 suicides.
What is the ‘Blue Whale’ suicide ?
The lethal game called ‘Blue Whale’ involves brainwashing vulnerable teenagers over a period of 50 days, urging them to complete tasks from watching horror movies to waking at strange hours, and self harming.
Eventually exhausted and confused, they are told to commit suicide.
In Britain, a school in Essex had made parents aware of the game following talks with police.
Police forces in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire have urged parents to monitor their child’s social media.
After Philipp Budeikin – who called his victims ‘biological waste’ – was detained, he received dozens of love letters from teenage girls at notorious Kresty jail in St Petersburg,
Two school girls Yulia Konstantinova, 15, and Veronika Volkova, 16, fell to their deaths in February this after it is believed they were involved in a ‘Blue Whale’ group.
Angelina Davydova, aged only 12, fell to her death from the 14th floor of a block in central Russia on Christmas Day 2015 after logging onto a user group called ‘Wake Me Up at 4.20’ which had more than a quarter of a million subscribers before it was blocked.
In the weeks before she died, the girl became convinced she was overweight and ate only light salads. She died 50 days after joining the group.
Diana Kuznetsova, 16, died after jumping from a nine storey building in Ryazan.
Anna K, from Karsun, was found hanged to death in March after becoming obsessed with the sinister ‘Blue Whale’ game.
In December, Vilena Piven, 15, jumped from the 13th floor in Mariupol, Ukraine and died on the spot.
Her classmates said that she was shy and had been seen as school with cuts on her arms.
She posted the view from the top floor of the building on her social network page and wrote: ‘The quest is over. There’s just one step to be made.’
Later she wrote: ‘I did not think that it would be so scary to jump. Just one step forward and everything is done. But this very step is so difficult to make.’
Before the jump, she wrote: ‘I’m scared, I’m afraid.’ Despite this, she jumped.
If you have any questions or concerns about suicide, visit the Samaritans website or call: 116 123
I really hate it when victimizers cry, beg and plead in the end as if they have a right to feel sorry for themselves and for sympathy and ultimately for mercy. It’s like praying on your deathbed after a lifetime of cursing the thing you’re now praying to. No one heard the sobs or saw the tears of their victims. Perpetrators like these like their vulnerable to suffer in silence and alone whilst being dependent in some way on their abuser(s), they seek out those they think will make easy targets and zone in on them with focused harassment/manipulation until the target is suicidal, bordering on being sectioned or arrested; there’s almost no way out for them. Half the time I can’t even believe this happens to people for business and political reasons let alone for fun and cruelty, I’ve never been able to understand how someone can have such pure hatred and venom towards those they don’t know or even those who care for them (even when the feelings are engineered), no reason whatsoever other than the person is there and that is a temptation in itself. Begging to be hurt in the minds of these psychos. There’s nothing real to these people but pain and nothing more so real than their own, which they very much need to face, weaklings and cowards galore is all they are.