The social media sites are ablaze with the news travelling quickly about poor T. Borris Avdeyev and his unfortunate “accidental” death. The man who is claimed to be the technical supervisor responsible for the fifth Olympic Ring change not opening on Friday night’s Sochi opening ceremonies was reportedly found dead in his hotel room in Sochi early Saturday morning.
According to local reports the body of T. Borris Avdeyev was found his hotel room early this morning with multiple stab wounds.
Avdeyev was a technical specialist responsible for the Olympic Ring spectacle, which embarrassingly malfunctioned last night. Five animatronic snowflakes were supposed to transform into Olympic Rings. The first four functioned properly but the fifth snowflake failed to change shape.
Although his body was badly mangled and the wounds were consistent with a struggle, so far officials say they don’t suspect foul play.
“Sure there were stab wounds and bruises all over the body,” admits the lead investigator on the case, “But who knows what caused them. Maybe he tripped and fell on a set of knives. Right now we’re ruling this an accidental death.” (source: The Daily Currant)
Sochi police have already confirmed the story to be completely fabricated and labelled it as “offensive and misleading.” Many of the specific details in the story offer clues that it is a fabrication but that has not stopped it from going viral on social media sites around the world. Posted less then 5 hours ago, the story has already seen over 100,000 shares on Facebook and Twitter alone.
This story, as with many other similar hoaxes, pokes at the uncertainty and suspicion people have of other countries, their police corruption problems and in this case, how they view the Russian government. The website, The Daily Currant is known for satire and they offer other “news stories” such as:
“Russia to house prison inmates in Sochi hotels”
“Court orders Justin Bieber to stop making music”
Hoaxes seem to spread like wild fire these days on social media, so please share this post to anyone who posts the original fabricated story. As more details become available, we will be posting more information. Luckily for Borris Avdeyev (if he is even a real person) this story is completely unfounded in reality.