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Russian weapons designer shot dead on street

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 22 November 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russian weapons designer shot dead on street, 22 November 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50b4d0f5c.html [accessed 28 December 2014]
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November 22, 2012

A senior weapons designer at a Russian weapons factory south of Moscow has been shot dead.

Russia's Investigative Committee said Vyacheslav Trukhachev, the deputy chief designer at a defense facility in Tula, was found dead with a bullet wound in his head late on November 21.

A senior regional investigator, Tatyana Sergeyeva, said the killing was captured on a surveillance camera that showed that the gunman was wearing no mask and fled the scene immediately.

Russia's defense industry, the world's second-largest arms exporter, has been under increasing scrutiny since a nearly $100 million corruption scandal implicated former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.

He was dismissed earlier this month.

Based on reporting by Reuters and ITAR-TASS

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