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Teacher stabs her colleague to death in a knife fight at Russian summer camp


Teacher stabs her colleague to death in a knife fight at Russian summer camp after the women argued over who was best at the job

  • Alexandra Osipova stabbed her colleague to death, say Russian law enforcement
  • Alla Filatova, 20, died at the scene from a chest wound following the argument
  • Osipova, 22, was detained at the residential holiday camp in northeast Moscow
  • Law enforcement source said they had a row about ‘who was the better teacher’

A teacher at a children’s summer camp stabbed her colleague to death after an argument over who was better at their job, Russian law enforcement said.

Alla Filatova, 20, died at the scene from a chest wound after a reported dispute with Alexandra Osipova, 22, at Dobroye children’s holiday camp.

Following the incident, Osipova was detained at the residential summer camp, situated some 11 miles northeast of Moscow.

Alexandra Osipova (pictured), 22, stabbed her colleague Alla Filatova, 20, to death after an argument over who was better at their job, Russian law enforcement said

Alla Filatova (pictured), 20, died at the scene from a chest wound after a dispute with Alexandra Osipova at Dobroye children's holiday camp

Alexandra Osipova (left), 22, stabbed her colleague Alla Filatova (right), 20, to death after an argument over who was better at their job, Russian law enforcement said

The children were asleep during the alcohol-fuelled row in the early hours of the morning, according to reports.

A law enforcement source told Russian daily newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets that preliminary investigations revealed ‘they had an argument about which of them was the better teacher’.

The source added: ‘The row quickly escalated into a conflict and knife fight.’

Osipova is reported to have also suffered knife wounds during the incident.

Osipova (pictured) was detained at the residential summer camp and was being questioned by the Russian Investigative Committee

Osipova (pictured) was detained at the residential summer camp and was being questioned by the Russian Investigative Committee

The women were employed as teachers for the school holiday period at the residential holiday camp. 

Reports say that the children at the camp did not witness the fatal stabbing.

The teachers had both studied at the same university and knew each other before their conflict.

The dead woman studied physics and mathematics at Moscow State Regional University.

Osipova was being questioned by the Russian Investigative Committee, which probes serious crimes.



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