Russian Mayor Who Pledged To Take On Gangs Has Been Shot Dead

Sergiev Posad

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The Trinity Cathedral in the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad

Yevgeny Dushko, mayor of the Moscow-region town Sergiev Posad, has been shot dead in an apparent assassination, reports Moscow News.RFE/RL reports that Dushko was shot in the head and the chest in broad daylight. He had only been mayor for a few months and had pledged to help cut down on the region’s gang problem.

He had previously claimed that four “muscular goons” had threatened him, reports News24.

Sergiev Posad is a medium-sized town in the Moscow region. It is most famous for its huge monastery, Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.

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