Russian freestyle wrestler Yuri Vlasko was killed in a violent street fight. He was 20 years old.
Yuri was stabbed on the shore of Lake Baikal on July 29. The incident occurred near the village of Goryachinsk in the Baikal region of Buryatia.
Vlasko was killed in a mass brawl in which his fellow athletes, people from Dagestan and local residents took part. According to the testimonies of the fighter’s friends, unknown persons struck Vlasko with a knife in the neck and the head.
Police found the man who they claim killed Yuri - but the man claims that he acted in his own defense. The suspect alleged that he was arming himself against an attack by Yuri Vlasko.
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