In a statement released yesterday, the prosecutor general's office said: "A version is being looked at that those who ordered these crimes could be the same people who are on an international wanted list for serious and very serious crimes, one of whom is ... Leonid Nevzlin."
Mr Nevzlin, who lives in Israel, said the charges levelled at him by the Russian authorities were fabricated. His spokesman, Amir Dan, said yesterday: "Everyone knows the KGB's methods. These statements are ridiculous and do not warrant a response."
The statement from the prosecutor general's office did not give any details of the allegations against Mr Nevzlin, but it did reveal that prosecutors had formed a special investigative unit and were preparing to file international requests for assistance in the case and possible extradition demands.
P.S. I'm still pissed at the GOP over Election 2006. So many good first-time candidates and Congress squandered the opportunity.