Thursday, March 23, 2006

Oleg Shcherbinsky acquitted

BBC NEWS | Europe | Russian death crash man acquitted

Good news for
Mr. Shcherbinsky, who had previously been charged in the death of Altai Governor Mikhail Yevdokimov in a motor vehicle accident. The charges and sentencing had led to protests in Moscow and other Russian cities.

I'm glad for this outcome, as by all appearences Oleg Shcherbinsky was just a working man in the wrong place at the wrong time. It will be interesting to see if it leads to any other changes in privileges afforded to politicians and regional governors.

The photo at right is from TASSPHOTO as the watermark shows. More images of Mr. Shcherbinsky can be found here. Registration with ITAR-TASS photo is free.

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