Zina and Artur Suleimanov were pastoring the Hosanna Church – the largest Pentecostal Church in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan (see the picture below).
Press agencies announced that yesterday, 15 July, Pastor Suleimanov was killed by two gunmen in Makhachkala, the Dagestani capital.
On Thursday evening, the priest of an evangelical Christian church in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala was shot dead in the street by unknown assailants, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
He said Artur Suleimanov was killed about 19:00 Moscow time and investigators were working to establish the details of the incident. (Source HERE.)
Here is also the ITAR-TASS news item on this crime:
MAKHACHKALA, July 15 (Itar-Tass) – An unknown gunman in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan has shot and killed the pastor of a Christian organization called Asana, Artur Suleimanov.
The crime took place near 5, Biybulatov Street in the regional capital Makhachkala, a spokesman for the press service of Dagestan’s Interior Ministry said.
“The gunmen shot Suleimanov in the head, supposedly from a handgun, and made a getaway,” the source said.
At the time of reporting, measures were being taken to establish the criminal’s identity.
Find HERE a more detailed announcement.
Dagestan is a 98% Muslim republic, member of the Russian federation, that is marred by corruption and terrorism.