Ziya Bazhayev

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Ziya Bazhayev (July 11, 1960 - March 9, 2000) was a prominent Russian businessman of Chechen origin specializing in oil trading. He died in Moscow during a crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 aircraft shortly after take off on March 9, 2000, together with a Russian journalist, Artyom Borovik.

Bazhayev's death is mentioned in many Nigerian 419 scam e-mails.[1]