Date
26/04/1994  
First
Andrei  
Surname
AIDZERDZIS  
Sex/Age
M  
Incident
homicide  
Motive
nJ  
Place
near home  
Job
director, publisher  
Medium
print  
Federal District Plus
CENTRAL  
Street, Town, Region
Khimki, Moscow Region  
Freelance
no  
Local/National
national, Kto est kto  
Other Ties
Duma, businessman  
Cause of Death
shot, contract killing  
Legal Qualification
no information  
Impunity
investigation, "solved"  
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Andrei Aidzerdzis, publisher of the Kto est kto (who is who) newspaper, was shot dead on 26 April 1994 in Khimki, near Moscow.

It was suggested that this was revenge by criminal forces which had backed Aidzerdzis in elections the previous year to the new parliament, the State Duma, and were disappointed by his behaviour. As well as being a deputy for the Liberal Democrat Party of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Aidzerdzis had also set up one of the hundreds of private banks created in the early 1990s.

Official investigation led to warrants for 14 and 8 were arrested. The murder was declared solved, since the person who ordered it and the intermediary were identified but the perpetrator of the crime took refuge abroad. No one was prosecuted.