Russia might be behind Crimea bridge attack, top Russian judge’s death shows – media

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“Unusually independent-minded and incorruptible” Russian judge was killed in the Crimea bridge explosion, Mirror informed.

Sergey Maslov, 42, is thought to have been driving his black Cadillac alongside a truck when a massive explosion ripped apart the bridge on October 8.

The car plunged into the sea from a destroyed section of the crossing in the blast – it was reported that tour guides and documentary makers Eduard Chuchakin, 53, and his wife Zoya Sofronova, 33, from St Petersburg had all died in the car. A fourth victim in the Cadillac was reported to be Gleb Orgetkin, 26, a fitness instructor. For unknown reasons, the judge’s name was not released at the same time as those of others in his car.

The last case that fell into Maslov’s proceedings was where Ramzan Kadyrov’s daughter acted as the defendant. Ramzan Kadyrov is a Kremlin-backed Chechen leader. The case before Maslov and seemingly halted after publishing group Conde Nast “unexpectedly withdrew”.

The version that the target of the explosion orchestrated by Russia’s special services from which (nearby train tankers full of fuel) also exploded, could well have been Maslov, has the right to be considered, one of Russia’s media outlets said.

 

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