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Russian CEO Chubais Attacked; Manhunt Under Way

  • Lisa McAdams

Anatoly Chubais (file photo)
Moscow police have launched a massive manhunt for the gunmen who fired on the motorcade of the head of Russias state-controlled electricity monopoly, Anatoly Chubais.

Russian police have fanned out across seven districts of Moscow in the hunt for two men suspected in connection with Thursday mornings attack on Mr. Chubais motorcade.

Like many Russian executives, he was traveling with armed escort when an explosive device was set off in the midst of his convoy. The car carrying Mr. Chubais managed to break away, but not before coming under a spray of automatic weapons fire. Mr. Chubais was unhurt and later reported to work at Unified Energy Systems.

As the author of Russias post-Soviet privatization and the head of a massive state monopoly, Mr. Chubais says he has no shortage of enemies.

The speaker of Russias lower house of parliament the Duma, Boris Gryzlov, says justice will be served. Mr. Gryzlov says Russian police will find the perpetrators, as well as those who ordered the attack.

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