TODAY: 3.5 million attend Easter services; two more bombs detonated over the weekend are linked to North Caucasus, investigators say; second Moscow metro bomber named; Yevgeny Chichvarkin believes mother’s death was murder; banner referencing gays is taken down; Putin in Latin America.
Former Euroset mobile phone retailer Yevgeny Chichvarkin, fighting extradition from London to Moscow, says he believes that his mother’s death on Sunday was murder
. Police sources say that Chichvarkin would likely be arrested
if he tried to attend her funeral. A nine-story banner referencing gay people joining United Russia has been taken down to avoid confrontation
with the political party, which can now count a boxing champion
as its newest member.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made his first ever trip to Venezuela
over the weekend, overseeing the signing of 31 agreements in oil, nuclear power and trade, and Bolivian President Evo Morales reportedly asked Putin
to ensure a greater Russian presence in Latin America.
PHOTO: Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez after signing commercial agreements at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Friday, April 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)