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Well-known Russian archaeologist found dead in his apartment

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VLADIVOSTOK, December 27 (RIA Novosti, Anatoly Ilyukhov) - A well-known Russian archaeology professor was found dead in his apartment in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok Tuesday, the local police department reported.

The body of 47-year-old Alexander Artemyev, the deputy director of the History, Archaeology and Ethnography Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was discovered by his daughter with a gunshot wound to the heart.

An investigation is under way.

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