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Photographs of a crushed Putin over his associate's deathbed have traveled the world.
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For Putin, Zinichev was more than an associate, although he was officially the Minister of Emergency Situations.
He was also Putin's personal bodyguard for a while.
Gunfire in the centre of Moscow. A policeman is killed and two people are in serious condition. Three more were injured.
On Thursday night, an unidentified gunman began firing near the Federal Security Service building. He barricaded himself but was quickly eliminated by police. So far, his name and motives remain unknown.
An officer member of the Federal Security Service (FSS) was killed during a shooting in downtown Moscow, a FSS spokesman confirmed. Agencies reported that five people were injured, including two officers.
The footage circulating on social media shows members of law enforcement and gunshots in the background.
NATO is monitoring the situation.
The tension between Russia and Ukraine comes over the situation in the Sea of Azov. Russian Coast Guard boats (on Sunday) seized three Ukrainian military vessels in the Black Sea near Crime, as they were trying to cross the Kerch Straits.
The Russian side used weapons to force the ships to stop.
Russian security services prevented a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg thanks to Turkey's help, Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov stated on April 4.
Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia had seemingly arrested former military intelligence officer Sergei Viktorovich Skripal in 2004 for acting as an agent for the British intelligence service. Moscow claimed that he had revealed his identity to the British foreign intelligence service - MI6 - in exchange of pecuniary and other benefits.