Accessibility links

Breaking News

Azerbaijani, Uzbek Found Killed In Moscow

An Azerbaijani citizen has been found dead from an apparent stabbing in Moscow's eastern Izmailovo district, the second killing of a non-Russian in as many days.

Moscow police said the man's body was found on October 16, one day after a 51-year-old Uzbek national was found dead with multiple stab wounds in Moscow's troubled Biryulyovo district.

The Biryulyovo district made headlines on October 13 after thousands of antimigrant protesters stormed a local vegetable warehouse, where many labor migrants work, and clashed with police.

That incident followed the killing of a Russian man by a suspected migrant from the Caucasus.

On October 14, police arrested more than 1,200 migrant workers in Biryulyovo. On Tuesday, police arrested an Azerbaijani citizen suspected in the killing of the Russian man. A court in Moscow has closed the vegetable warehouse in Biryulyovo for 90 days.

Based on reporting by Interfax,, and RIA Novosti

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.