Office of well-known businessman - head of Jewish commune - blown up in Kazan, Russia 

Office of well-known businessman - head of Jewish commune - blown up in Kazan, Russia
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Mikhail Skoblionk was injured following the assassination.

The criminal case was initiated after the assassination on Mikhail Skoblionk, a well-known businessman and a head of a Jewish commune in Kazan. 

The explosion has thundered at his office on Poperechno-Noksinskaya street on Monday morning. At that time, the businessman was in the office and received injuries to his eyes. According to Tatar-inform, the explosive device was inside a package that had been delivered to the businessman. The bomb was triggered when the package was being opened. 

The Office of Investigations of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Republic of Tatarstan stated that the businessman’s assistant also got injuries with both being administered to the ophthalmology clinic. 

The criminal case is initiated under item 3 of article 30 and item 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Preparations for a Crime, and Attempted Crimes). Crime scene investigation team is working on the incident. The investigation believes that the reason for the assassination attempt is the victim’s business activities. 

Kznlive.ru says Mikhail Skoblionk is a prominent businessman. In particular, he owns TAKPO Zao, a company with a wide scope of activity: construction, hospitality industry, transport services, and restaurant business. In particular, he was an owner of a hotel chain Regina. However, he is mostly known as a head of the Jewish national-cultural commune within the Republic. 

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