NALCHIK, December 25 (Itar-Tass) — Police in Kabardino-Balkaria are looking for two killers of rector of Kabardino-Balkaria's State Academy of Agriculture Boris Zherukov. He was shot and killed in his office in Nalchik earlier in the day.
Two unidentified persons entered his office at around 11:00, Moscow time, and fired shots at him. Zherukov died of his wounds on the spot, an official at the regional department of the Investigative Committee reported.
Detectives are inspecting the scene of crime.
Zherukov, 58, has led the United Russia faction at the republic's parliament. He was dean of the agronomy department since 1993, chairman of a Thesis Board, and pro-rector for economic work and external relations before his appointment as president of Kabardino-Balkaria's state academy of agriculture.