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GUNMEN shot dead a former KGB spy turned basketball tycoon in his car yesterday a few hundred metres from the Moscow office of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, officials said.
More than 20 shots were fired at Kalmanovic's Mercedes from a silver Lada a few hundred metres from the White House, the seat of Russia's Government headquarters, state Russian television channel Vesti reported.
Kalmanovic spent five years in an Israeli prison for passing secret military technology to the KGB before being released in 1993, state media reported.
Originally posted by tristar
reply to post by patmac
Double agent maybe, message being sent to the powers at be
Lurking in the background, however, were more shady connections. According to the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, Kalmanovic invited Russia's notorious mafia boss Vyascheslav Ivankov to his daughter's wedding.