Testing on system to shield Russian Defense Ministry from cyberattacks completedMilitary & Defense October 24, 11:18
Maria Sharapova removed from Women's Tennis RankingsSport October 24, 11:17
Former MP appointed advisor to Russian National Guard’s chiefRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 11:01
Unmanned Federation spacecraft to be launched from Vostochny spaceport in 2021Science & Space October 24, 10:42
Developer shows first image of Russia's new Sarmat ballistic missileMilitary & Defense October 24, 10:15
Moody's revises outlook on Russia's banking system to ‘stable’Business & Economy October 24, 10:00
Russia and Belarus held joint airborne drills in BrestMilitary & Defense October 24, 8:16
District head: all people on board crashed helicopter in Transbaikal deadSociety & Culture October 24, 8:16
Kremlin ex-chief: Russia is ready to open new page in relations with US after electionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 4:10
SARANSK, November 10 (Itar-Tass) — The mufti of Russia’s republic of Mordovia has been killed in a traffic accident, a source in the republican traffic police told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
According to the source, the accident took place at about 15:20 Moscow time on Wednesday at the 13th kilometer of the Saransk-Ichalki highway. Abdulkarim Abdrashitov, 31, was driving his VAZ-2109 car when it ran into the oncoming lane and rammed a Volga car.
Apart from Abrashitov, the accident killed a Volga passenger, a 55-year-old woman. The Volga driver was hospitalized.
Mufti Abdulkarim Abdrashitov was elected chairman of the spiritual board of Mordovia’s Muslims on September 14. His predecessor, Rashit Khalikov, is now aide to chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia responsible for the Volga region.