Source AP ©

Deputy head of German media company Bertelsmann AG killed in Moscow region

The deputy head of a small Russian division of German media company Bertelsmann AG was found stabbed to death at her summer house near Moscow, prosecutors said Monday.

Marina Pisareva, 47, was found dead on Sunday morning at her house in the Odintsova district, Moscow region prosecutors said in a statement posted on their Web site. The suspected murder weapon was a dagger that belonged to Pisareva, they said. Police recovered the weapon.

Klaus Marcus, a spokesman for Bertelsmann's Direct Group book and record club division, said that Pisareva was the deputy head of a 20-person publishing operation called Bertelsmann Media Moscow that produces illustrated books and coffee-table editions and is owned by the German company. "As far as we know there is no link between the business and the murder of Mrs. Pisareva," he said.

Bertelsmann, which is based in Guetersloh, Germany, includes book publisher Random House; music business BMG - comprised of its 50 percent holding in the Sony BMG Music Entertainment joint venture; and radio and television, including broadcaster RTL, magazines and media services.

Comments
Moving inexorably towards war
Malaysia complains of faulty Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
The Amazon and the New Conquistadores
The Amazon and the New Conquistadores
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Without INF Treaty, USA can destroy Russian nuclear weapons easily
Malaysia complains of faulty Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets
Without INF Treaty, USA can destroy Russian nuclear weapons easily
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Putin sees no drama if Russia misses Davos forum
Macron challenges Trump. French independence and croissants at stake
Putin's three days in Singapore mark Russia's major geopolitical changes since 2000
Putin's three days in Singapore mark Russia's major geopolitical changes since 2000
Moving inexorably towards war
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Putin sees no drama if Russia misses Davos forum
How can Americans and Russians understand each other?
How can Americans and Russians understand each other?