Top Russian Banker Assassinated

The slaying of central banker Andrei Kozlov damages Russia's movement to reform its banking sector and challenges state authority anew

Shortly after 9 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 13, Andrei Kozlov, deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank, was gunned down outside the Spartak football stadium in Moscow. He had been playing in a match there as part of the Central Bank's corporate team. Kozlov died at the hospital early the following morning. His killing, the most high-profile assassination in Russia in recent years, has shocked the country.

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