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Former Soviet KGB chief Leonid Shebarshin shoots himself dead in Moscow

March 30, 2012, 18:06 UTC+3

Forensic experts and detectives are working on the scene

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MOSCOW, March 30 (Itar-Tass) — A former Soviet KGB chief shot himself dead in Moscow, the city police told Itar-Tass on Friday.

“The body of Leonid Shebarshin, 76, was found in his apartment at 56, Vtoraya Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street. According to the preliminary information, he shot himself dead,” the police said.

Shebarshin was a Soviet KGB intelligence officer who worked in India, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He was the KGB chief for only one day, August 22, 1991, after the putsch. Shebarshin retired in September 1991.

Forensic experts and detectives are working on the scene. “Judging by tentative reports, this is a suicide. Details are so far unknown,” the police said.




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