Stanislav Rzhitsky Wiki – Stanislav Rzhitsky Bio
Stanislav Rzhitsky was a Russian naval captain who appeared on a Ukrainian blocklist of suspected war criminals was ambushed and executed by an assassin on his morning run.
Stanislav Rzhitsky, 42, was shot four times in the back and chest with a Makarov pistol around 6 a.m. Monday in a park in the southern city of Krasnodar, Russian authorities have confirmed.
“The park was deserted due to heavy rain, so no witnesses could provide details or identify the gunman,” according to the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.
The killer could have tracked Rzhitsky’s movements in Krasnodar on an app where he posted details of his regular jogging route and how long he took to complete it, reported Baza, a Russian Telegram channel with ties to the security services.
Stanislav Rzhitsky died at the age of 42 years old.
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Other Russian media speculated that he was tracked via the Strava exercise app.
Rzhitsky’s address and personal information appeared on the Ukrainian website Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) — an unofficial database of people deemed enemies of Ukraine.
On Tuesday, the word “Liquidated” in red letters had been superimposed on Rzhitsky’s photo on the blocklist site.
The popular Russian Telegram news channel Mash claimed — without providing any evidence — that the order to eliminate Rzhitsky was suspected to be from Ukraine.
“It could have been carried out either by a Ukrainian saboteur, or by a locally hired assassin,” the outlet reported.
Rzhitsky’s headphones and smartwatch were reportedly recovered at the crime scene, suggesting that a robbery was not a motive.
Mash later published a grainy photo of a potential suspect — a man said to be between 30 and 40 years old, of medium build, dressed in all black except for a blue ball cap.
At the time of his death, Rzhitsky was deputy head of military mobilization in Krasnodar and had previously commanded the Krasnodar submarine in the Black Sea, reported Russian state media and war bloggers.
Rzhitsky was suspected of being involved in a submarine-launched Kalibr cruise missile strike at Vinnytsia in western Ukraine in July 2022 that killed at least 23 people, including a 4-year-old girl.
At least two pro-war Russians who appeared in the Myrotvorets database have been wiped out since the start of the conflict, including journalist Darya Dugina and military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky.
Dugina, the daughter of a far-right philosopher and staunch supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died in a car bombing near Moscow in August 2022.
Tatarsky, born Maxim Fomin, was killed after being presented with a statuette with explosives in a St. Petersburg café in April.
Russia has blamed Ukraine for the attacks, but Kyiv has denied involvement, instead pointing at internal power struggles.