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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Executive Killed

MOSCOW -- A senior manager of the Ruskoye Zoloto company was assassinated in central Moscow as he returned to his home in the Arbat district, the Kommersant newspaper reported Thursday.

Nodar Gelashvili, a 51-year-old former police officer, was in charge of security and relations with the police at Ruskoye Zoloto. Investigators believe that his murder is related to his business activities, the paper said.

Ruskoye Zoloto runs six markets, a bank, a travel agency, a jeweler's and has interests in more than a dozen other companies, including real estate and restoration of historical monuments.