Vitaly Karayev

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Vitaly Karayev
Born Виталий Сергеевич Караев
(1962-06-10)10 June 1962[1]
Chermen, Prigorodny District, North Ossetia
Died 26 November 2008(2008-11-26) (aged 46)
Vladikavkaz
Cause of death
Gunshot
Residence Vladikavkaz
Nationality Russia Russian
Ethnicity Ossetian
Education North Ossetian State University
Occupation Mayor of Vladikavkaz
Term February 2008 – 26 November 2008

Vitaly Sergeyevich Karayev (Russian: Виталий Сергеевич Караев) (10 June 1962 – 26 November 2008) was the mayor of the North Ossetian capital, Vladikavkaz.[2]

Assassination[edit]

Karayev was murdered by an unknown gunman on 26 November 2008.[3][4] He was killed as he left his home and climbed into his silver Mercedes.[5] He rushed into hospital, but died there from a wound he sustained to his chest.[5] He had been in power for less than a year before being murdered.

Russian authorities stated in February 2009 that about 30 people had been detained in connection with Karayev's assassination, including some in Moscow.[6] Another source said Karayev's killing was also linked to the death a month later of ex-Vladikavkaz mayor Kazbek Pagiyev.[7]

Karayev's killer, Alexander Jussoyev, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on 11 August 2011. Jussoyev was said to be a member of an organized crime group.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vladikavkaz mayor killed in gun-fire attack". Pravda. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Виталий Сергеевич Караев. Биографическая справка". Ria Novoski. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Southern Russia mayor gunned down". BBC. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Europa Europa Publications (21 August 2012). The Territories of the Russian Federation 2012. Routledge. p. 184. ISBN 978-1-85743-646-4. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Mayor of North Ossetia's Vladikavkaz shot dead". Radio Free Europe (Moscow). Reuters. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "30 held over Russian mayor's killing: report". IOL News. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ex-Mayor Dead". The St. Petersburg Times. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Vladikavkaz mayor’s murderer sentenced to 20 years in prison Kavkaza, 11 August 2011.