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Suspect Detained In Dubai Murder Case

Published: April 10, 2009 (Issue # 1464)


MOSCOW — Investigators said Wednesday that a suspect has been detained in the September slaying of Ruslan Yamadayev, a brother of Sulim Yamadayev, who was killed in Dubai last month.

The announcement, which came after Dubai police accused State Duma Deputy Adam Delimkhanov of masterminding Sulim Yamadayev’s murder, might be an attempt to divert suspicion away from Delimkhanov and his relatives, who include Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, analysts said.

The Investigative Committee said in a statement that the unidentified suspect was detained in Moscow on Tuesday on suspicion of participating in the killing of Ruslan Yamadayev, a foe of Kadyrov and former Duma deputy who was shot dead in central Moscow on Sept. 24.

Unidentified law enforcement officials told the Rosbalt news agency that they believed Ruslan Yamadayev was killed by a Chechen group including former Grozny Deputy Mayor Gilani Shapiyev, his bodyguard Khalid Molochayev and Aslan Diliyev, a former adviser to Kadyrov. Shapiyev was shot dead in western Moscow in February.

“It looks like they are trying to make the impression that there is a different group, one that is not associated with the Kadyrov clan, that sought to kill the Yamadayevs,” said Andrei Soldatov, editor of the Agentura.ru web site and an expert on Russian security services.

The Investigative Committee also said it had detained a suspected gunman and an accomplice in the attempted murder of Konvers Group bank chairman Alexander Antonov on March 11 in Moscow. The committee said the two might be connected to Ruslan Yamadayev’s death.

Delimkhanov, meanwhile, cancelled a news conference where he had planned to speak about the accusations against him. No reason was announced. But he told reporters in the Duma on Wednesday that Dubai police were “sheltering the real killer, Yamadayev.”





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Saturday, Dec. 20


The city’s Babushkina Park on Prospekt Obukhovskoy Oborony will be invaded by dozens of rocking-and-rolling Santa Clauses during today’s Santa Claus Parade. Not only will they parade through the park but there will also be competitions amongst the festively-clad participants and a musical master class. There will also be a prize for the best-dressed Santa Claus.


Add to your record collection during the Vinyl Christmas Sale at the KL10TCH bar on Konyushennaya Ploshchad today. Spend the afternoon perusing the records for sale while listening the classic, clean sound of records spinning out hits from a variety of musical genres and time periods.



Sunday, Dec. 21


The Zenit St. Petersburg basketball team returns to the northern capital this evening for a matchup with Krasny Oktyabr, a Volgograd-based basketball club. Tickets for the game, which tips off at 6 p.m. this evening, can be purchased on the club’s website or at their arena, Sibur Arena, on Krestovsky island.


Satisfy your sugar cravings during Sweet New Year, an ongoing seasonal festival at the Raduga shopping center. Each weekend of December will welcome hungry visitors to taste hundreds of different kinds of desserts made from a plethora of sweet treats. Workshops are open to visitors and seasonal gifts can also be purchased for those rushing to finish their New Year shopping.



Monday, Dec. 22


Pick out the latest fashions as holiday gifts for loved ones or as early presents for yourself during the Christmas Design Sale at Kraft on Obvodny Kanal, starting on Dec. 20 and continuing through Dec. 27. Designer clothes will be on sale every day of the week or you can buy something more festive to decorate the home while sipping on hot coffee and perusing the various master classes.



Tuesday, Dec. 23


Meet Arctic explorers Fedor Konukhov and Viktor Simonov during SPIBA’s and Capital Legal Service’s event “Arctic Expedition” this morning in the Mertens House business center at 21 Nevsky Prospekt. The meeting will discuss the explorers’ ongoing eco-social project and how companies can use the project as a unique marketing opportunity. Email office@spiba.ru by Dec. 22 if you wish to attend.



Wednesday, Dec. 24


The Anglican Church of St. Petersburg we will be holding a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. led by Rev Wm. Shepley Curtis of the Episcopal Church. The service will be held at the Swedish Church at 1/3 Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa.



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