A Samara region court has sentenced a 20-year-old man to three years in prison for biting his friend's nose in a drunken argument, permanently disfiguring the victim.
Apparently, nose biting is something of a tradition in Mother Russia.
Zadornov — the nose-biter, not the comedian or the former minister — was three sheets to the wind in January 2008 when he got into an argument with his drinking buddy, identified only as "B.", regional prosecutors said in a statement this week.
In his fit of rage, Zadornov grabbed his acquaintance by the shoulders to keep him from resisting and chomped on his nose, investigators said. So violent was the bite that the cartilage in the victim's nose was damaged, leaving his face permanently disfigured, doctors said. Zadornov was subsequently charged with aggravated assault, and while he admitted biting the man's nose, he challenged the aggravating circumstances in court.
Unlike our current criminal court justices in Canada, this Russian judge didn’t buy it and not only found Zadornov guilty, but gifted him with a three year stint in the hoosecow.