Restoration of Palmyra possible after ending of hostilities in Syria — ministerSociety & Culture December 09, 20:35
Gazprom ready to supply gas to Ukraine — Russia’s energy ministerBusiness & Economy December 09, 20:08
WADA chief alarmed over statements in McLaren reportSport December 09, 19:04
Russian sports minister: McLaren’s words on "institutional conspiracy" erroneousSport December 09, 18:59
Russian PM says sanctions are not worth loss they cause for businessBusiness & Economy December 09, 18:24
Roscosmos praises contribution of US astronaut John Glenn to world cosmonauticsScience & Space December 09, 18:19
Russian Sports Ministry urges investigation into facts stated in McLaren reportSport December 09, 18:13
WADA says RUSADA must demonstrate 'independence from outside interference'Sport December 09, 18:03
Russian PM says Nord Stream-2 project benefits all participantsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 18:00
MOSCOW, October 26 (Itar-Tass) — Jurors at the Moscow City Court were unable to pass a unanimous decision in the case over the murder of Yuri Volkov, a fan of the Spartak football club, in central Moscow in 2010.
The jury will have to vote on the proof of the evidence against the defendants, and in case of the 50-50 vote they will be presumed innocent.
Also, the jury will decide if the defendants deserve clemency. Jurors have already deliberated for three hours and might request a pause.
Yuri Volkov, 22, was killed in a fight in central Moscow on July 10, 2010. The investigators said two groups of youngsters, numbering three and eight people, clashed in the Chistye Prudy area. "The fight was motivated by ‘personal dislike’," the police said.
Volkov was fatally stabbed and died in an ambulance. Another two persons were hospitalized.
Charges were brought against two Chechnya natives: Akhmedpasha Aidayev (who is accused of murder) and Bekkhan Ibragimov (accused of hooliganism and malicious infliction of harm to health). Both deny their guilt saying Spartak fans had dragged them into the fight and that they had had no knives.
The suspects were checked on polygraph. "I can tell that the results of the polygraph tests are not in the defendants' favor," a lawyer told Tass earlier.
The trial over the murder of Volkov was held behind closed doors. The decision was made by the presiding judge after the injured parties complained they had been threatened.
On October 28, verdicts are expected at the trials over the murder of another Spartak fan – Yegor Sviridov and the ensuing mass disturbances in Manezhnaya Square.