Was Journalist Slain in Russia a Victim of Mag’s 100-Richest List?

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Prosecutors investigating the gangland-style slaying of a Moscow-based American investigative journalist were focusing Monday on the possibility that the killing was linked to his work, a view shared by many observers in Russia's political and business circles, reports the Los Angeles Times. The most widely voiced suspicion was that Paul Klebnikov, 41, the editor of Forbes magazine's recently launched Russian edition, was the victim of a contract killing ordered because the magazine in May published a list of the 100 richest Russians. Meanwhile, Michael R. Caputo writes in the Washington Post that Klebnikov "was the . . .

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