Historama, October 17

Today in 1994, a journalist working for the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper was killed in his office after opening a booby-trapped briefcase.

Dmitry Kholodov had been told it contained documents exposing corruption in the armed forces.

Kholodov covered high-level corruption in the Russian military and had several times been to hot spots in the Caucasus.

The police arrested six suspects, including several military officers. Later they were all set free due to a lack of evidence.

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