. Outraged by the recent seriesof assassinations of bank presidents, some members of the financialcommunity have been considering a possible banking strike todraw attention to the inability or reluctance of law enforcementagencies to protect the community from criminal terror. Accordingto Ostankino TV August 7, however, the bankers decided againststriking at this time because it would damage the economy andalso because, according to their representatives, such a formof protest is "more suitable to proletarians than to businessmen."Murdered Rosbiznesbank chairman Ivan Kivelidi’s deputy, VladimirShcherbakov, observed on the program that while state securityservices receive ever growing prerogatives, a growing number ofcitizens become victims of paid killers. On August 8, Prime MinisterViktor Chernomyrdin, former president Mikhail Gorbachev, and otherprominent figures attended Kivelidi’s funeral
Another Entrepreneur Killed.