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Russian Central Bank head shot dead

Broadcast: 14/09/2006

Reporter: Tony Jones

The head of the Russian Central Bank, Andrei Kozlov, has been shot dead in what police believe was
a contract killing.


TONY JONES: The Deputy Chairman of Russia's Central Bank has been shot dead by two gunmen in
Moscow. Police believe the attack on Andrei Kozlov was a contract killing and may have been
prompted by his efforts to clean up the country's banking system. In recent years he had withdrawn
the licences of dozens of banks and just last week demanded tougher sentences for money laundering.
Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and his Cabinet held a moment's silence.