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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Krasnodar Official Slain

MOSCOW () -- A member of the Krasnodar regional legislature and a candidate for governor has been killed, Interfax reported.

Alexander Rozhin was shot Thursday night while in a car outside his home by two men armed with a submachine gun, officials told Interfax.

Rozhin was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party in the legislature and the president of a real estate company that went bankrupt in 1994.