Murder trial of Russian regional governor Furgal begins in Moscow | AFP

The trial of a popular governor of a region in Russia’s Far East, Khabarovsk, begins in a Moscow district court. Sergei Furgal, 50, was arrested on suspicion of ordering the murder of several businessmen 15 years ago. Authorities are probing two murders — including the fatal shooting of Furgal’s former business partner Oleg Bulatov in 2005 — and one attempted murder. IMAGES

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