The murderers of Š. Kalmanovičius were convicted in Moscow, but the motives of the crime and the mastermind are not clarified

Bagaudin Kostojev was sentenced to 22 years in prison in a strict regime colony, Batyr Tumhojev – 18 years, and Ali Belchorev – 20 years. Convicted persons are identified as the perpetrators of the crime. Investigators have not been able to determine who ordered the killing and what was the motive for the killing.

Russian TV photo/At the scene

Radio station “Svoboda” reminds that Š. Kalmanovićius, who came from Kaunas, in 1971. emigrated to Israel, traded diamonds in Africa.

in 1987 Š. Kalmanović was convicted of spying for the USSR. The court ruled that he had worked for the KGB for at least 17 years. in 1993 after persistent efforts by Russian representatives linked to the KGB, he was pardoned and released.

Photo by Alfredo Piadis/Sabtajus Kalmanovičius was also present at the Lithuanian Government House during the meeting.

Photo by Alfredo Piadis/Sabtajus Kalmanovičius was also present at the Lithuanian Government House during the meeting.

In Russia, Š. Kalmanović started a business as a partner of Josif Kobzon, a famous singer linked to the Russian mafia. They jointly owned a chain of Nike and Puma sports equipment stores in Russia, a pharmacy chain and distributors of the Chanel and Cartier clothing and jewelry brands. But later they parted ways.

Š.Kalmanović organized concerts of the world’s most famous musicians, including Michael Jackson, he owned a shopping center in the center of Moscow, he was a co-owner of the main markets in Moscow.

Photo by Žilvinos Pekarskas/Š. Kalmanovičius in a luxurious office in Moscow

Photo by Žilvinos Pekarskas/Š. Kalmanovičius in a luxurious office in Moscow

In St. Petersburg, he received a plot of land for the construction of shopping centers, and the then mayor’s advisor Vladimir Putin attended the opening ceremony of one of his stores, writes Slon.ru.

In the 1990s, Š. Kalmanovičius was also active in Lithuania. He managed a hotel and other businesses in Kaunas, and became one of the owners of Kaunas “Zalgiris”. Kaunas “Žalgiris” managed by Š. Kalmanovičius achieved the biggest victories. Club in 1998 won the European Cup Winners’ Cup, and in 1999 and the most prestigious Old Continent club tournament – the Euroleague. However, after this victory, Š. Kalmanovičius’ relations with other owners and supporters of the club deteriorated and he left the Kaunas club.

Photo by Alfredo Pliadis/Šabtajus Kalmanovičius and the coach of the Lithuanian national basketball team Jonas Kazlauskas in Athens in 2004.

Photo by Alfredo Pliadis/Šabtajus Kalmanovičius and the coach of the Lithuanian national basketball team Jonas Kazlauskas in Athens in 2004.

In Russia, Š. Kalmanović was also known as a sports businessman, at various times he was the owner or manager of the men’s and women’s basketball clubs “Spartak” in Moscow, and the St. Petersburg club of the same name.

Eriko Ovčarenko/BNS photo/Shabtaj Kalmanovičius welcomed the basketball players of the Russian national team.

Eriko Ovčarenko/BNS photo/Shabtaj Kalmanovičius welcomed the basketball players of the Russian national team.

He was engaged in construction and banking business. He was an advisor to the Minister of Communications and, by his own admission, to the President’s administration.

Semyons Mogilevich (left), considered the leader of the Russian mafia, at the funeral of Shabtai Kalmanovich

Semyons Mogilevich (left), considered the leader of the Russian mafia, at the funeral of Shabtai Kalmanovich

Various publications linked Kalmanovich to organized crime and the Russian secret services, and he was known to Putin and the first post-Soviet mayor of St. Petersburg, Anatoly Sobchak.

“Scanpix”/ITAR-TASS photo/Researchers near the car of Šabtaj Kalmanović

The businessman was killed in the center of Moscow. A silver Lada Priora stopped at the businessman’s Mercedes S500 and the killer sitting in it fired 24 bullets at the passenger. Š. Kalmanović died on the spot, and his driver was injured.


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