January 17, 2013

Murder in Moscow Sparks Fear of Mafia War

Robert Coalson, Radio Free Europe

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The announcement from the Moscow police seemed innocuous enough.

"In downtown Moscow, on Povarskaya Street, there was a shooting incident that resulted in a citizen born in 1937 being injured," spokesman Andrei Galiakberov said. "He was taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries. We can confirm that the man was Mr. Usoyan born in 1937. No further details."

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