Friday, July 17, 2015

Director of Moscow Jewish Museum Shot in Neck; Fights for Life in an Apparent Anti-Semitic Attack

In what police believe may be an anti-Semitic attack, the director and founder of a Moscow Jewish museum was shot and seriously injured yesterday outside the institution by an unidentified assailant, the Times of Israel website reports today (July 17, 2015).

Sergei Ustinov -- a writer and businessman who is a prominent member of Moscow's Jewish community and who also serves as vice president of the Russian Jewish Congress -- was shot by a lone assailant who delivered a single projectile to Ustinov's neck before fleeing the scene.

Ustinov is in critical but stable condition, according to a report.

Police said they were investigating several possible motives for the crime, including a business dispute and anti-Semitism.

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