Title for Episode VIII of world’s famous saga ‘Star Wars’ revealedSociety & Culture January 23, 21:19
Russia’s chief negotiator: Astana format gives hope for new level in negotiating processRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 20:52
Astana talks focusing on mechanism of Syria ceasefire observance — oppositionWorld January 23, 20:23
Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo provinceWorld January 23, 20:06
Russia’s 4th Yasen-class submarine completes hydraulic testsMilitary & Defense January 23, 18:56
Arctic airport in search for investorsBusiness & Economy January 23, 18:50
Rosneft begins Arctic shelf’s seismological exploration from 2017Business & Economy January 23, 18:38
Tesla takes the lead in sales of electric cars in Russia in 2016Business & Economy January 23, 18:18
Politician says European-style reforms to degrade Ukraine’s economyWorld January 23, 18:16
MOSCOW, November 16 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian investigative committee said on Wednesday famous Chechen poet, public figure and pro-rector of Modern Humanitarian Academy Rusaln Akhtakhanov was shot dead by contract killers.
“The method used by killers gave us grounds to make conclusions that this was most probably a contract-style killing,” the committee’s spokesman, Vladimir Markin, said.
According to the investigative committee, “an unidentified killer made several shots at Ruslan Akhtakhanov, when he was getting out of his car on his way home on Begovaya Street at around 23:50 Moscow time on November 15.”
“The investigation considers all possible versions of the killing. Investigators are studying a circle of contacts of the killed, his interests, public and political views,” Markin said.
According to law enforcers, the killers fled the scene by a car leaving it in Moscow’s southwest.
“The car was found burned down. Evidently, the killers were taken by their accomplices on a different car,” police said adding that the gun Akhtakhanov was shot from was found inside the burned car.
The investigation is underway.
Ruslan Akhtakhanov was a laureate of the Artyom Borovik Award for his firm internationalist position in life and work.