Saturday, May 1, 2010

Owner of Stalin museum killed in Russia

This one showed up in my Reuters Oddly Enough newsfeed on my iGoogle page this morning, so I figured I should post it. Apparently, a businessman named Vasily Bukhtiyenko (according to the article's spelling) was just "resting at a tennis court" on Friday when he was attacked by three men wielding electric shock devices. He was electrocuted and bludgeoned to death, according to reports. Bukhtiyenko set up the Stalin Museum in Volgograd in 2005; according to the article, it is unclear as to whether or not the museum had anything to do with Bukhtiyenko's death. There is some indication that the attack was politically motivated, but there aren't many details available yet.


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