Many people have been allegedly killed in connection with the Russian apartment bombings.

List of possibly related deathsEdit


  • Alexander Litvinenko, an author of two books about the events, was assassinated in London.[1] In a book he co-authored with Yuri Felshtinsky Mr. Litvinenko claimed that FSB was behind the bombings.[2]


  • Artyom Borovik investigated the Moscow apartment bombings and prepared a series of publications about them, according to Grigory Yavlinsky.[3] Mr Borovik received numerous death threats and died in an airplane crash in March 2000.[4]



  • Sergei Yushenkov, a Russian lawmaker and vice-chairmen of unofficial Sergei Kovalev commission created to investigate the bombings was assassinated in April 2003
  • Yuri Shchekochikhin, a Russian lawmaker and member of Kovalev commission was apparently poisoned on July 3, 2003 [8][9] [10][11]
  • Otto Lacis, another member of Kovalev commission, was assaulted in November 2003[12]. He died two years later after a car accident.[13]

FSB peopleEdit

Official suspects of the caseEdit

People who disappearedEdit

  • Achemez Gochiyayev who rented basements of the bombed buildings under request from Dyshenkov and later reported about other mined buildings to police, according to his tape that Chechen middle men passed to Sergei Kovalev Commission.
  • Three FSB agents (two men and a women) who conducted the "training exercise" in the city of Ryazan. Their identities and fate remains unknown although their photos were advertised on Russian television.


  1. U.K. officially views ex-spy's poisoning as murder case, Associated Press, December 6, 2006
  2. Agents 'asked me to betray Litvinenko', Mark Franchetti, December 9, 2007, The Sunday Times
  3. (Russian)Grigory Yavlinsky's interview, TV6 Russia, March 11, 2000 (computer translation)
  4. Russian crash: search for terrorist link, BBC News, March 10, 2000
  5. (Russian)Presidential election is our last chance to learn the truth, Anna Politkovskaya, Novaya Gazeta, № 2, January 15, 2004 (computer translation)
  6. British Detectives Focus on Lugovoi, Kovtun, Nabi Abdullaev, January 10, 2007, The Moscow Times
  7. Mr. Igor Ponomarev, Briefing 39, 31 October 2006, International Maritime Organization
  8. "Russia's poisoning 'without a poison'". BBC News. February 6, 2007. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  9. "АГЕНТ НЕИЗВЕСТЕН «Новая газета» настаивает на возобновлении официального расследования обстоятельств гибели Юрия Щекочихина". Novaya Gazeta. 2006-10-30. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  10. Chronology of events. State Duma Deputy Yushenkov shot dead, Centre for Russian Studies, 17 April 2003
  11. Worries Linger as Schekochikhin's Laid to Rest, The Moscow Times, 7 July 2003
  12. (Russian) В Москве жестоко избит Отто Лацис, NewsRU, 11 November 2003
  13. (Russian) Скончался известный российский журналист Отто Лацис, November 3 2005
  14. Адмирал ФСБ - Дух воинский - Православное воинство - РУССКОЕ ВОСКРЕСЕНИЕ; ?>
  15. Johnson's Russia List #5054 - January 27, 2001
  16. Russian Federation: Amnesty International calls for Mikhail Trepashkin to be released pending a full review of his case
  17. Russia: Grasping the Reality of Nuclear Terror
  18. Putin’s defense sector appointees
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Only one explosions suspect still free, Kommersant, December 10, 2002.
  20. Karachayev terrorists found in the morgue, Kommersant, June 8, 2004.
  21. Процесс о взрывах жилых домов: адвокат Адама Деккушева просит его полного оправдания
  23. NEWS FROM RUSSIA",Vol.VI, Issue No.18, dated 1st May 2003
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