A murder which shocked the republic was committed in Chechnya. In one of settlements of Shalimsky area a man murdered. The killed was over 100 years old. People called him Arsak, and nobody new his real name. He consoled ill and destitute people and went begging. Alms he accepted he gave to poor people, and had only a slice of bread a day. He had never eaten meat, and had never wore anything but old patched cloak and boots full of holes, “Interfax” reports. According to preliminary information, the criminal hoped to find money about him. It is possible that they were drug-addicts.
Former Deputy Minister of Defense of Poland Romuald Sheremetiev said that after the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO's North Atlantic Alliance, Kaliningrad will become a problem for the EU.