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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Police to Use Press Photos in Investigation

Police asked editors of Moscow newspapers Wednesday to let them examine and copy news photographs of the Oct. 3-4 disturbances for use in their investigation of the violent end of the White House siege.

Izvestia, Moskovskiye Novosti, Komsomolskaya Pravda and The Moscow Times were among the papers approached by police, and all cooperated, photo editors said.

A police major, Alexander Obolentsev, told The Moscow Times that the pictures would be used to help identify people who took part in the fighting around the White House, the mayoralty and the Ostankino television studios.

He said that they would be matched against identity photos that were taken of the hundreds of people who were detained after the siege and then released pending the filing of formal charges.