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Mayoral Candidate Slain In Russian Far East


http://gdb.rferl.org/C34AE191-F6E1-4916-B534-FAC40837527B_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/C34AE191-F6E1-4916-B534-FAC40837527B_mw800_mh600.jpg Dmitry Fotyanov (ITAR-TASS) October 19, 2006 -- Dmitry Fotyanov, a candidate for mayor in the far eastern Russian town of Dalnegorsk, was shot dead today, three days before he was to compete in a runoff election.


Police found two Kalashnikovs with silencers in a nearby car after the shooting.


A minivan also exploded outside the office of a local newspaper "Trudovoye delo."


(ITAR-TASS, AFP)

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