Sergei Zhiganov would probably still be alive if the garden gate hadn’t jammed on a Sunday evening in September 2012. The young man had spent the weekend at his apartment in the city, visiting his mother and having lunch with her. Then he said goodbye and drove off.

Before the start of the working week, Zhiganov had to go back to Krestzy. He worked as a local judge in the desolate place between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. His grandmother had left him the house on Titow Strasse with the gate attached. He lived there alone.

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