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February 16, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Russia has executed serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, convicted of 52 murders in three former Soviet republics during a 12-year rampage, the Interfax news agency said in Moscow. Chikatilo, known as the "Rostov Ripper," was shot in the southern region of Rostov-on-Don after President Boris N. Yeltsin rejected an appeal for clemency, the agency said. The former teacher was found guilty of raping and murdering 21 boys, 14 girls and 17 older women in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan starting in 1978.
NEWS
February 16, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Russia has executed serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, convicted of 52 murders in three former Soviet republics during a 12-year rampage, the Interfax news agency said in Moscow. Chikatilo, known as the "Rostov Ripper," was shot in the southern region of Rostov-on-Don after President Boris N. Yeltsin rejected an appeal for clemency, the agency said. The former teacher was found guilty of raping and murdering 21 boys, 14 girls and 17 older women in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan starting in 1978.
NEWS
July 18, 1992 | Reuters
Russians lit candles and chanted prayers for Czar Nicholas II and his murdered family Friday as the anniversary of their assassination was marked for the first time with official approval. In the former imperial capital, St. Petersburg, 600 members of Orden, the Russian Imperial Union that seeks to restore the monarchy, held a memorial service on the steps of Kazan Cathedral. Some carried black, gold and white czarist flags, while others held portraits of the czar and his German-born wife.
NEWS
April 15, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The Panamanian government today suspended plans to allow accused Nazi war criminal Karl Linnas to be deported from the United States to the Central American nation instead of to the Soviet Union, where he faces execution, an official at the Panamanian embassy said. The minister of the Panamanian Embassy, Adolfo Arrocha, confirmed that his government had agreed to accept Linnas, but that plans for deportation were being delayed and that Panama is "going to study it further."
BUSINESS
October 15, 1992 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of Commerce Barbara H. Franklin, trying to boost U.S. exports and drum up support for the North American Free Trade Agreement, told Southland executives Wednesday that the road to foreign markets has never been more open. "With the Cold War behind us, we believe commerce is America's new front line for economic growth," said Franklin, who succeeded Robert A. Mosbacher in March after he left to help run President Bush's reelection campaign.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as the separatist region of Chechnya defied Russia on Tuesday and promised to execute two criminals today, the two governments struck a deal that will link their futures economically and let Russia transport oil across the war-ravaged area. While they remain at odds over the legality of public executions carried out under Islamic law, the pipeline agreement moved Chechnya and the Russian Federation a step closer to normalizing their relations by acknowledging that they need each other.
NEWS
June 26, 1999 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When serial killer Vladimir N. Retunsky was sentenced to death last month for the murder of eight young women and girls, the victims' families and friends offered to carry out his punishment on the spot. "Give him to us!" they shouted in court as a panel of judges handed down the sentence. "We'll tear him to pieces!" Under heavy police guard, the murderer was hauled off to death row, but he wasn't there for long. Earlier this month, President Boris N.
NEWS
May 1, 1996 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The days pass slowly in Cell No. 103. Alexei Velichko and his three cellmates read dog-eared books, nap on bunks and stare blankly at four green walls. Sometimes they talk but never about death, which hangs as heavy as the foul cigarette haze here on Russia's Death Row. Velichko, a professional hunter with no previous criminal record, killed a drunken forest ranger during an argument two years ago. A quick trial was followed by a death sentence.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1992 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of Commerce Barbara H. Franklin, trying to boost U.S. exports and drum up support for the North American Free Trade Agreement, told Southland executives Wednesday that the road to foreign markets has never been more open. "With the Cold War behind us, we believe commerce is America's new front line for economic growth," said Franklin, who succeeded Robert A. Mosbacher in March after he left to help run President Bush's reelection campaign.
NEWS
July 18, 1992 | Reuters
Russians lit candles and chanted prayers for Czar Nicholas II and his murdered family Friday as the anniversary of their assassination was marked for the first time with official approval. In the former imperial capital, St. Petersburg, 600 members of Orden, the Russian Imperial Union that seeks to restore the monarchy, held a memorial service on the steps of Kazan Cathedral. Some carried black, gold and white czarist flags, while others held portraits of the czar and his German-born wife.
NEWS
April 15, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The Panamanian government today suspended plans to allow accused Nazi war criminal Karl Linnas to be deported from the United States to the Central American nation instead of to the Soviet Union, where he faces execution, an official at the Panamanian embassy said. The minister of the Panamanian Embassy, Adolfo Arrocha, confirmed that his government had agreed to accept Linnas, but that plans for deportation were being delayed and that Panama is "going to study it further."
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