The directorate of the FSB for St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region has recommenced investigation into the murder of member of the parliament Galina Starovoitova, on-line publication quotes an unnamed source in the State Duma security committee as saying.

Galina Starovoitova was shot down in her own house on 20 November 1998.

The investigation resumed on 14 October 2011.

Convicted co-conspirator in the murder Yury Kolchin told the investigators in spring 2011 that it had been former member of the parliament from LDPR political party Mikhail Glushchenko who had ordered him to ‘get rid of’ Starovoitova. The police arrested Glushenko in summer 2009 on charges of a triple-murder in Cyprus. Before 2009 Glushenko had been detained in connection with the murder of Starovoitova.

8 people have already been convicted of the murder with 3 of them sentenced to 11-23.5 years in prison. Among them are former foreign intelligence officer Yuri Kolchin and hitman Vitali Akishin.