Moscow, May 23 (RFE/RL) -- Russian security authorities say Deputy Justice Minister Anatoly Stepanov was found murdered early this morning on a street near his Moscow home.
Police discovered Stepanov's body lying on the street next to his
home in Moscow's Mitino region. The cause of death was a gunshot to
the head. No assailants have been captured.
Investigators from the Interior Ministry and the Federal Security
Service are currently on the scene. No motive for the shooting has
Stepanov had been Russia's Deputy Justice Minister since August
1993. He was in charge of monitoring the country's lawyers and