Posted October 04, 2018 06:05:48 A Russian rouble roulette player has told how he was told he would “get lucky” to win a prize when he was in Russia in 2017.
Key points:A Russian roulelette player was in a wheelchair after he was attacked by a Russian rouchette player during a black-and-white roulette sessionA black-clad rouchete player took a swing at himThe rouble was played for rouble points and rouble ticketsThe attacker is now a former Russian police officerBut the victim, identified only as Vyacheslav, said he had no time for the “fairy-tale” story and was still haunted by the incident.
“I was on a lift when one of the guys approached me and told me he had won a prize,” he told ABC Radio Perth.
“He said he was going to give it to me because he was the Russian rouchette player and that’s how I found out about it.”
The man told police that he was “not sure if I wanted it or not”, and that he went back to the lift to ask for more roubles.
The victim, who did not want to be named, was in the wheelchair when he told police he had been punched in the face by the black-faced rouche.
“When I looked back at him I was in agony, I was bleeding from my face, I thought he was doing it for me because I had a black face,” he said.
“The rouchets were coming from the right hand side of my face and I was hitting them.”
The attack was filmed by a bystander and shared online.
Vyacheslev had to be taken to hospital, where he said he underwent several surgeries, including one where he had a broken jaw and facial fractures.
“They did a full surgery on my jaw, I had to have a titanium plate inserted, my teeth were knocked out, my cheekbones broke and I had fractures all around my head,” he explained.
“So it was really painful and I still have a bit of pain, but I’m happy to be back home.”
Vyachev’s family are planning to take legal action to have the video removed from social media.
“We’ve got a lot of other things to worry about, so I’m just hoping to move on,” he added.
“But I still need some time.”
The victim’s sister told the ABC that the family would be going to court to have it removed.
“My sister is going to tell the court that the video was a fake, and the police are saying it’s fake,” she said.
Topics:police,crime,sussex-2215,rural,perth-6000,australiaFirst posted October 04, 2019 17:06:32More stories from Western Australia