Police have arrested a suspect in the killing of Magadan region Governor Valentin Tsvetkov and identified a suspect in another high-profile contract hit, a deputy interior minister said Monday. Working jointly with Armenian police, Russian detectives and prosecutors arrested Artur Anisimov, a native of Yerevan, in March and charged him with complicity in the killing of Tsvetkov in April, First Deputy Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said. Tsvetkov was gunned down in broad daylight on Novy Arbat last October in an assassination that shocked the political establishment. Anisimov, 40, ran a private security company in Magadan whose clients included companies controlled by Tsvetkov’s assistant, Viktoria Tikhacheva, Gazeta.ru reported. Tikhacheva was arrested in March on suspicion of being involved in the embezzlement of $16 million worth of fish and other seafood. Full Story
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