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25 Oct, 2007 01:38

Vicious youth gang kills top chess player

Police undertaking the investigation into the killing of the well-known chess player, Sergey Nikolaev – a Russian citizen, say the murder was racially motivated. Up to 30 suspects have been detained in connection with the case.

Extremist literature was found during searches of the suspects.

The 46-year-old Nikolaev and his friend were attacked in south-west Moscow by a gang of up to nine teenagers.

The two were badly beaten. Nikolaev died later from his injuries and his Uzbek friend was taken to hospital in a serious condition.