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Mayoral Candidate Slain In Russian Far East

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."


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