Putin assassination plot, reports Russian State TV

Doesn’t this sound like the plot of a Ludlum novel?

Putin Assassination Plot Details Uncovered – State TV

Ukrainian and Russian security services have gathered information about a plot to assassinate Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is poised to be elected president on Sunday, the state-run Channel One reported on Monday.

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According to the TV channel, after weeks of interrogation, the gang members confessed they were planning to assassinate Putin in Moscow, soon after the March 4 presidential elections.

One of the surviving militants, Ilya Pyanzin, said that the Chechen militant leader Doku Umarov, who is believed to be behind the deadliest terrorist attacks in Russia, hired him and the late Ruslan Madayev to kill Putin.

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Osmayev confessed that he scrutinized the routes of government corteges and that the preparation for the attack was in its final stage.

The TV report also said that the militants were going to use mines hidden along Moscow’s Kutuzovsky Avenue, which Putin passes every day on his way to the government building in downtown city.

An unknown security official told the TV channel that the mines were powerful enough to “tear apart a truck.”

Ukrainian Security Services confirmed the information released about the assassination plot.

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, was not available for comment.

Putin, who served as president from 2000 to 2008, is expected to return to the Kremlin for a third, non-consecutive term in office in elections on March 4.

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14 Responses to Putin assassination plot, reports Russian State TV

  1. votermom says:

    Some Russian analysts are calling it obviously fake
    http://en.ria.ru/analysis/20120227/171561209.html

    Russian political analyst, Maxim Agarkov, said that news of the assassination attempt was “unlikely to be from Putin’s election campaign” since his team was smart enough not to spread this “obviously fake” news in media.

  2. votermom says:

    Breaking – schjool shooting in Cleveland suburb high school

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/27/justice/ohio-school-shooting/

    (CNN) — Four students were wounded when a gunman opened fire in the cafeteria of a suburban Cleveland high school just as the school day was beginning Monday, law enforcement officials said.
    The suspected Chardon High School shooter — believed to be a student, according to a school official — was in custody, FBI Special Agent Scott Wilson told reporters.
    Wilson declined to say how badly the injured students had been hurt.
    “We just hope that they’re OK,” he said.
    School administrators locked down schools in the city of Chardon, Ohio, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. and assured parents that all remaining students were safe.
    Still, parents eager to retrieve their children hurried to school buildings, forming long lines as school officials checked identifications before releasing students. At one point, black-clad SWAT team members walked by parents waiting outside the middle school, enhancing what was a surreal scene for many.
    “This stuff doesn’t happen here at Chardon. Everybody’s a little upset,” said one parent who was preparing to pick up his daughter, a 10th-grader who had been evacuated to Maple Elementary School.
    Despite initial reports that two people were involved, it appeared only one person was responsible for the shooting, Superintendent Joseph Bergant said.
    “My understanding is there was one gunman,” he said. Bergant said he believed the suspect is a student.
    The shooting occurred around 7:40 a.m. just as school was getting started for the day, school board member Larry Reiter said. It happened inside the cafeteria, which is near the entrance to the school, he said.
    It was unclear how the suspect was taken into custody.
    School officials locked the high school down following the shooting.
    One parent told CNN affilaite WKYC that her daughter had texted from a closet to tell her that there had been a shooting at the school, but that she was okay.
    Chardon is a small city of about 5,100 people located 30 miles east of Cleveland. About 1,150 students attend the high school, which is next to Chardon Middle School and across the street from Maple Elementary School.
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  3. votermom says:

    Iowa Hawk

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Zombie’s photo-journal on latest Occupy street theater to auction off the Wells Fargo CEO’s home.

    http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/02/26/occupiers-foreclose-on-wells-fargos-ceo-john-stumpf-auction-off-his-home/?singlepage=true

    Full disclosure: My mortgage is with Wells Fargo and they just sent us a refund check for $300 because we had too much in escrow. They’re lousy “robbers” at that 😀

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Photo of the shooter?

  6. HELENK says:

    backtrack backtrack’s on keystone pipeline

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/212785-white-house-backs-major-segment-of-keystone-pipeline

    gee it must be an election year

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