Monday, April 21, 2014


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Russia: 'Russian Rambos' Found Guilty

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A jury at a trial in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok has found six men -- nicknamed the "Russian Rambos" -- guilty of the murder of three police officers, as well as attempted murder, robbery, theft, and illegal weapons possession.

The judge at the February 4 hearing adjourned the process until February 27.

The group -- also known as the "Primorye Partisans" -- was captured in 2010 after thousands of law-enforcement agents took part in one of the largest manhunts in Russia in recent years.

Before being captured, the gang members recorded themselves on a video that later was placed on the Internet.

They explained their attacks against police as a protest against "corruption and lawlessness" in Russia's law-enforcement structures.

Two members of the gang committed suicide during the three-day siege by police.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

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