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Stroud student's 'plot to blow up Vladimir Putin'

By citizenmike  |  Posted: February 14, 2013

Russian president Vladimir Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin

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A Stroud A-Level student is due to go on trial in Ukraine accused of an elaborate plot to blow up Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia.

The alleged assassin, Adam Osmayev, is charged with planning to detonate a home-made bomb next to the president's motorcade.

But his lawyer claims Russian security services fabricated the prosecution in order to boost Mr Putin's image.

The 31-year-old lived in Britain from 1994 to 2002, doing his A-levels at Wycliffe College, near Stroud before studying economics at the University of Buckingham.

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  • bonzaharris1  |  February 14 2013, 10:48PM

    Who did he think he was .... Guy Fawkes !!

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  • Justica  |  February 14 2013, 9:12PM

    Had a great education here, many would be envious of this opportunity. What a contrast to girls in muslim countries like Pakistan & Afghanistan desperate for an education, even risking being shot. I think he will find Russia isn't quite so soft as the UK.

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  • Bonkim2003  |  February 14 2013, 8:53PM

    norman937 - difficult one - many a mercenary/terrorist/assassin/revolutionary/freedom fighter/thief/gangster/ have either originated, lived for a time, or passed through the U.K.

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  • norman937  |  February 14 2013, 8:21PM

    Should this prove to be true.Irrespective of his motives he was a guest in the country and should have behaved in the correct manner.He will get no sympathy from me.

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  • Bonkim2003  |  February 14 2013, 6:45PM

    What an idiot!

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  • ShorterNews  |  February 14 2013, 5:07PM

    So he's not really a Stroud student as the headlines states. He's 31 years old and just happened to sit his A-Levels there. Stupid, pointless journalistic attempt to tie an international story to a local paper.

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