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Russia: Thousands bid farewell to killer of Lieutenant-Colonel Yuri Budanov01:24

Russia: Thousands bid farewell to killer of Lieutenant-Colonel Yuri Budanov

Russian Federation, Chechnya
August 4, 2018 at 22:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people were seen in the Gheldagan village, in the Russian Republic of Chechnya on Saturday, to join a farewell ceremony for Yousup Temerhanov, known as the killer of former Lieutenant-Colonel Yuri Budanov.

Yousup Temerhanov died in prison on Friday, August 3. He was convicted of killing Budanov in 2011 and sentenced to 15 years in jail. The Temerhanov case was considered a high-profile one as in 2000, the victim Budanov himself was charged with raping and killing Chechen girl Elsa Kungaeva during the second Chechen war. The former Lieutenant-Colonel received a ten year prison term but was conditionally released in 2009.

Huge crowds of people came to the Temerhanovs’ house in the Gheldagan village, to express their condolences. The mourners consider him a real hero and thanked the parents for bringing him up.

The Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov arrived at the farewell ceremony to pay tribute to Temerhanov. The Father of killed Chechen girl Elsa Kungaeva, Isa Kungaev, was also spotted at Temerhanov’s funeral.

Russia: Thousands bid farewell to killer of Lieutenant-Colonel Yuri Budanov01:24
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Thousands of people were seen in the Gheldagan village, in the Russian Republic of Chechnya on Saturday, to join a farewell ceremony for Yousup Temerhanov, known as the killer of former Lieutenant-Colonel Yuri Budanov.

Yousup Temerhanov died in prison on Friday, August 3. He was convicted of killing Budanov in 2011 and sentenced to 15 years in jail. The Temerhanov case was considered a high-profile one as in 2000, the victim Budanov himself was charged with raping and killing Chechen girl Elsa Kungaeva during the second Chechen war. The former Lieutenant-Colonel received a ten year prison term but was conditionally released in 2009.

Huge crowds of people came to the Temerhanovs’ house in the Gheldagan village, to express their condolences. The mourners consider him a real hero and thanked the parents for bringing him up.

The Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov arrived at the farewell ceremony to pay tribute to Temerhanov. The Father of killed Chechen girl Elsa Kungaeva, Isa Kungaev, was also spotted at Temerhanov’s funeral.

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