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The New York Times: Engineer at BP Venture in Siberia Killed

Published: October 2, 2006
Filed at 7:56 a.m. ET

MOSCOW (AP) — The chief engineer at a Siberian subsidiary of oil company BP’s Russian joint venture was found shot dead over the weekend, the RIA Novosti agency reported Monday.

The company had been informed of the killing of Enver Ziganshin, according to a spokeswoman for TNK-BP, which controls the subsidiary Rusia-Petroleum. But she declined to provide further comment.

No one was available to comment at Rusia-Petroleum’s headquarters, which are located in Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia. Ziganshin, 49, was found by his wife in a sauna Saturday and he had been shot three times including once in the head, RIA-Novosti said, citing a representative for local police.

Rusia-Petroleum holds the license to develop the giant Kovykta natural gas field, which will eventually supply Asian markets. and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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