Boxer Gassiev beats Lebedev to become IBF cruiserweight world champSport December 04, 0:47
Ukraine does not need position of president - TimoshenkoWorld December 03, 23:52
Russian Orthodox Church head arrives in France on pastoral visitSociety & Culture December 03, 23:45
Russia, Turkey should trade in national currencies, Erdogan told PutinWorld December 03, 23:43
Putin wishes success to Thailand's new kingRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 21:08
Five gunmen killed in counterterrorism operation in Russia’s Dagestan - sourceWorld December 03, 21:07
Ukraine depends on coal from Donbass republics - deputy ministerWorld December 03, 19:32
Putin to be given gift of Akita-Inu puppy during his visit to JapanWorld December 03, 19:29
Azerbaijan’s security officers kill attempted suicide bomber in BakuWorld December 03, 18:04
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.
Moscow city police chief Vladimir Kolokoltsev went to the incident scene. The cause and circumstances of the incident are so far unknown, the police said.
Forensic experts and detectives are working on the incident scene. It is unknown whether a suicide note has been found.
Shebarshin was born in Moscow in 1935. He graduated from the MGIMO Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations and joined the Soviet KGB in 1992. He was a resident intelligence officer under the diplomatic cover in Pakistan, India and Iran and took high-ranking positions in the KGB in 1983. He was appointed as a Deputy Chairman of the KGB in 1989. Shebarshin took no part in the putsch 1991, but headed the KGB for one day only, on August 22, 1991. He retired in September 1991.