- "The guards shouldn't have left him for the rats."
- ―Vladimir Ranskahov
Imprisonment and Death
Alexei was confined to a cell with the Ranskahov brothers, Vladimir and Anatoly, in Utkin Prison located in the Siberia region of Russia. Alexei was killed during his time there, and was left to rot inside his cell by the guards, who did not remove him from the premises. Vladimir broke Alexei's ribs posthumously, which he and his brother used as weapons to escape prison and head for America.