Sunday, June 17, 2018

Moscow Taxi Driver Accidentally Drives Into Crowd

Moscow Taxi Driver Accidentally Drives Into Crowd --- ===

  driver as 28-year-old Chyngyz Anarbek, who is from Kyrgyzstan. Anarbek’s older brother said only had been working as a taxi driver for a month. He said his sibling was in “stress, shock, horror” after what happened.  “Let people say what they want, but my brother is clean, not guilty. He was never and could never be a terrorist,” [1]  Kyrgystan is mostly Kyrgyz ethnic group with significant minorities of Uzbeks and Russians. Kyrgyz are predominantly Muslims of the Hanafi Sunni school.[41] Islam was first introduced by Arab traders who travelled along the Silk Road in the seventh and eighth centuries.


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  1. [1]Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep - The Washington Post  url: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/taxi-driver-questioned-after-injuring-8-near-red-square/2018/06/17/37a8ccb0-720a-11e8-bda1-18e53a448a14_story.html Moscow city traffic authority identified the driver as 28-year-old Chyngyz Anarbek, who is from Kyrgyzstan.  brother:  He was never and could never be a terrorist, June 17, 2018 Speaking to The Associated Press from the town of Muras Ordo in Kyrgyzstan, Anarbek’s older brother said only had been working as a taxi driver for a month. He said his sibling was in “stress, shock, horror” after what happened.  “Let people say what they want, but my brother is clean, not guilty. He was never and could never be a terrorist,” Almazbek Anarbek said.  The younger Anarbek won a bronze medal last year in the world championship of Pankration, an ancient sport combining skills of boxing and wrestling  The sense we are getting is that (the taxi crash) is not football-related,” Mark Roberts, head of U.K. soccer policing, told the AP. “At the moment, everything we are being told is that it was just a run-of-the-mill event.”
  2. [2]Concerns Mount Over Kyrgyzstan Being Breeding Ground for Terrorists VOA News Apr 4, 2017 - Russia's subway bombing, carried out by a suspected Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, has again cast concerns on worldwide terrorism associated ..
  3. [3]Why Are Uzbeks So Often Linked To Terrorist Attacks? RFERL  Nov 1, 2017 - When it comes to Central Asians and terrorism, why are Uzbeks so often ... words "terrorist attack" and "Uzbek" have appeared together several times in 2017 -- starting just minutes into the new year with a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub. Turkish police said the suspect was born in Uzbekistan and had trained in Afghanistan. In early April, when the St. Petersburg subway was bombed, Russian investigators said the attack was carried out by a Kyrgyzstan-born ethnic Uzbek with Russian citizenship. Just weeks after that, in Stockholm, a truck attack that left four dead was admitted to by an Uzbek national.  Now, in New York, the October 31 pickup-truck attack that left eight dead is being pinned on a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan.
  4. Chingiz Akhmarov  was an Uzbek painter and Uzbekistan State Prize laureate. 
  5. [5]Kyrgystan Ethnic Kyrgyz make up the majority of the country's 5.7 million people, followed by significant minorities of Uzbeks and Russians. The majority of the population are non-denominational Muslims.[17]
  6. Muslims constitute 79% of the population of Uzbekistan which is west of Kyrgystan.



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Russia taxi crash: Driver "accidentally" smashes into World Cup fans in Moscow - 8 ...  6 hours ago - A TAXI crashed into a crowd of World Cup fans in central Moscow ... Moscow Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle rather than deliberately steering ... 1:14 Taxi accidentally drives into crowd in Moscow  RT Taxi plows into crowd in Moscow as fans watch World Cup  Fox News  2:12  Police: Taxi hits pedestrians, several injured  CNN.com  2:16
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 Global News Multiple injuries after taxi hits crowd in Moscow  Fox News  1:51 Police: Taxi strikes pedestrians in Moscow CNN.com 
0:22 Multiple injuries after taxi hits crowd in Moscow
 Fox News YouTube  0:20 Video: People try to tackle taxi driver who plunged into crowd in Moscow  Daily Mail  taxi driver who plunged into World Cup fans in Moscow flees the scene as people try to tackle him down. 8 were injured - apparently no one critically. The man has been detained. He was named Analbek uulu, 28,... 0:29
Eight injured after taxi drives into crowd - Moscow police


Reuters - 2 days ago

Moscow taxi crashes into crowd during World Cup in Russia - CBS News
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11 hours ago - A possibly drunk Moscow taxi driver crashed into a crowd of World Cup fans Saturday, injuring as many as eight people. After he hit the victims, ...

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Moscow taxi crash: Shocking footage shows driver plough into ... - Mirror
https://www.mirror.co.uk\ 9 hours ago -  initial reports cite the driver as saying he did not mean to hit the people.  named as Analbek Uulu, 28, with a driving licence showing the suspect's picture. ... Moscow, authorities have installed heavy concrete blocks across the entrances to pedestrianised areas following a spate of incidents in European cities in which vehicles were used to mow down people.  The U.S. State Department on Friday updated its travel advice on Russia, saying terrorist groups were plotting attacks.  The source said that the driver tried to escape the accident but was detained by pedestrians.   Witnesses said some of the people injured were wearing Mexican team colours.   witness told Reuters: "The driver was pulled out of the vehicle, he ran off but bystanders apprehended him. He was shouting: 'It wasn't me'." "No, he wasn't drunk."



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Taxi driver loses control & accidentally drives into crowd in Moscow (VIDEO)
Edited time: 16 Jun, 2018 23:56
A Moscow taxi driver reportedly lost control of his car and drove his vehicle onto a crowded sidewalk, injuring seven people . The vehicle ran into several pedestrians then crashed into a road sign. The driver attempted to flee the site of the crash, with a visibly angry crowd chasing him, footage shot by bystanders shows. It remains unclear whether people apprehended the suspect, or if police got to him first. “According to preliminary data, the crash occurred when the driver lost control of the car,” Moscow police said, after questioning the detained suspect and launching a criminal probe into the incident. The man, who insists he had not driven into the crowd on purpose, had a Kyrgyz driving license and had worked as a taxi driver in Moscow for just about a month. According to sources familiar with the investigation, the driver was not drunk and claims he fled only because he was disoriented and scared. He reportedly said he was falling asleep after working all night, and had “accidentally” pressed the accelerator instead of brakes




Moscow crash taxi driver 'feared crowd lynching'

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Russia is anxious to present a safe World Cup. But have they just covered up a terrorist attack?

The Independent  Russia is anxious to present a safe World Cup. But have they just covered up a terrorist attack? ‘We don’t know what happened ... but we also know that we can’t trust the official Russian line,’ says security expert  Oliver Carroll Volgograd   video interrogation of a taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in central Moscow on Saturday. In it, he claims he got his pedals mixed up and lost control after 20 straight hours of driving.

The testimony fell in line with official accounts, which described the incident as a “tragic accident” soon after the news broke. But some have pointed at inconsistencies in both accounts, with speculation that authorities may be covering up a more serious incident. 

video of the incident released yesterday does not seem to bear out the driver’s account of what happened. Most obviously, his car appears to accelerate after the driver passes the pedestrian at the zebra crossing,

state media has been slow in reporting the incident, and some ignored it altogether. In the past, media outlets that are loyal to the government have maintained news blackouts for terror-related incidents

ebruary 2016, for example, most chose not to report a woman who appeared at a Moscow metro station with a decapitated baby’s head, shouting “Allahu akbar.” (It was later reported the woman had mental health problems.) In December 2017, after a bus ploughed into a busy underpass in rush hour, most Russian stations again chose not to question the official account of a driver losing control.

 just because this guy is from Kyrgyzstan does not mean he is a terrorist,” says the security expert Mark Galeotti. “But we also know that we can’t trust the official Russian line.”




Taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow says he fell asleep at the wheel

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On Video, Taxi Ploughs Into Moscow Crowd. Driver Says He "Wanted Sleep"

NDTV.com - 16 hours ago



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Video: 'Tired' Moscow taxi driver says he was working 20-hour-shift


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BBC News (World) on Twitter: "The Moscow taxi driver who ploughed into pedestrians says he ran away because he feared the crowd would kill him https://t.co/EZBsiImCpc… https://t.co/DPIgAJA14I"





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Video: Horrifying moment taxi driver rams crowd in Moscow and flees scene


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Police: Taxi hits pedestrians, several injured


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Moscow Taxi Driver Hits Pedestrians


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Moscow crash taxi driver 'feared crowd lynching' - BBC News - BBC.com
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First picture of taxi driver who crashed into World Cup fans in Moscow after ’20-hour shift’. ... The taxi driver who ploughed his vehicle into a crowd of World Cup fans in Moscow on Saturday said he had been working non-stop for 20 hours. Chyngyz Anarbek Uulu, 28, said he ...

Moscow crash taxi driver says he fell asleep at the wheel | World news ...
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 Taxi driver involved in crash that hurt Mexico fans in city for World Cup told police he had not slept in 20 hours. Associated Press in Moscow.

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A taxi driver who ploughed into a Moscow pavement on the third day of the World Cup, injuring at least seven people, said in a video released ...

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 At least seven people were injured on Saturday when a Moscow taxi driver apparently lost control of his car near Red Square on the third day ...

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