NALCHIK, August 14 (Itar-Tass) - According to early reports, the car carrying a Russian senator from Nalchik (Kabardino-Balkar Republic) early on Wednesday, drove into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a car moving in the opposite direction.
Senator Albert Kazharov from the Kabardino-Balkar Republic and his driver died in the road accident on the Kavkaz federal highway. The car was on the way from Nalchik to the airport of Mineralnyye Vody, a source from a republican law enforcement agency told Itar-Tass. The three passengers of the other car, all residents of the Chechen republic, were taken to hospital in a grave condition.
From November 2006 to March 2009, Albert Kazharov was head of administration of the Kabardino-Balkaria’s president. In March 2009, he was elected member to the republican parliament, and in May of the same year he was appointed senator of the Federation Council upper house of parliament from Kabardino-Balkaria.
He was in the parliament’s committee for financial markets and money circulation, as well as in the commission for information policy. Kazharov was also deputy chairman of the commission for regulations and parliamentary activity.
An investigation has been launched into the road accident.