Cherkesov sentenced to 20 years over Moscow football fan murder

A Moscow court on Friday sentenced Aslan Cherkesov to 20 years in jail for murdering Moscow Spartak fan Yegor Sviridov. Cherkesov, from the North Caucasus Kabardino-Balkaria republic, shot Sviridov dead in a brawl last December. The death triggered nationalist riots throughout Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev appealed for ethnic calm after some 5,000 ultranationalist and football […]