“Revolver changed hands a bunch of times.” Witness shared details of singer Igor Talkov’s homicide
The eyewitness believes “a chain of coincidences” led to the tragedy.
The murder of singer Igor Talkov was unpremeditated, an eyewitness to the incident, former criminal investigation officer Sergey Lomov is convinced. He shared his memories in a program on Channel Five.
According to Lomov, 27 years ago, the scuffle behind the scenes of Yubileyny Sports Palace, which started out of nothing, evolved into a “dirty fight,” and the murder was “the result of carelessness.”
“During the skirmish, the revolver changed hands a bunch of times. It is just a chain of coincidences,” Lomov thinks.
He recalled that the weapon belonged to a friend of singer Aziza, Igor Malakhov, but the accusation was brought against the director of performer Valery Shlyafman, who emigrated to Israel. The investigation was suspended in 1993.
The day before it became known that the Investigative Committee of Russia reopened the case and had already called the singer’s widow Tatyana Talkova to give testimony. The woman, who is featured in the case as a victim, got acquainted with the case papers and the results of the examinations.
Kupavnenskaya criminal group, known for a series of bloody crimes at the beginning of the decade, has been completely eliminated. The last of its active members who remained at large has been detained in Moscow.