Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Unconfirmed: Andrei Aizderdzis
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1995|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Unconfirmed: Andrei Aizderdzis, January 1995, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6494cfc.html [accessed 27 December 2014]|
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April 26, 1994, in Khimki, Russia
Aizderdzis, publisher of the weekly newspaper Who's Who and a member of the Russian State Duma (the lower house of Parliament), was killed by a shotgun blast to the throat as he returned to his home in the Moscow suburb of Khimki. Russian lawmakers believe the slaying stems from the publication in Who's Who of the names of 266 organized crime figures.