1998 / Case №2: The Murder of General Rokhlin
Published on: 28 September 2016
General Lev Yakovlevich Rokhlin, a deputy of the State Duma, was murdered on 3 July 1998. It is one the most mysterious murders in the recent history of Russia which is still unsolved.
Rokhlin’s wife, Tamara Pavlovna was the first person to be suspected of the murder. She asked Anatoly Kucherena to be her laywer.
General Rokhlin was not merely an outstanding commander and renowned combat general, but also a well-known politician enjoying confidence and being supported both by the civilian population and army. General Rokhlin had extremely opposition views expressed by him publicly. His numerous public calls to act against the then acting regime made him an unwanted to the ruling elite.
That is why the version that Tamara was privy to the death of her husband gave rise to doubt.
Later, Tamara Rokhlina said that her husband was killed by three masked persons who broke into the house, killed General Rokhlin in her presence and ordered that Tamara Pavlovna should tell that it was she who killed her husband; otherwise, she and her children would face big troubles.