Workers released by Chechen captors

  • 1998-10-29
  • Katya Cengel
RIGA - As mysteriously as they disappeared, two Latvian construction workers reappeared in Latvia Oct. 22 after being held captive by Chechen kidnappers for six months.Konstantin Pridorogin and Konstantin Risyev of the construction company Latvijas Tilti were released to Latvian authorities at the Nazrana Airport in Ingushetia Oct. 21. The pair flew to Moscow on the same day and then took a train on to their native Latvia, where relatives were waiting to greet them.Besides a few closely involved in the case, no one was aware of their impending release, including the captives. "Up to the ver...
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