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April 25, 2011, 7:37 pm
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Apr 25, 3:07 AM (ET)
MOSCOW (AP) - The kidnapped son of a Russian software tycoon had been freed
unharmed by Russian special forces, police and the tycoon's company said
Police spokesman Viktor Biryukov told Russian television that intelligence
officers and OMON special forces took part in the operation to free
20-year-old Ivan Kaspersky. Five people were detained on suspicion of
Kaspersky Lab, which is owned and managed by his father Evgeny Kaspersky,
said in a statement that no ransom was paid. It said Ivan is now in a safe
Ivan Kaspersky was kidnapped by unidentified men outside his mother's office
where the mathematics student was doing an internship.
His parents were not available for comment Monday.
Evgeny Kaspersky's business is a rare story of Russian global business
success outside the energy sector. The Forbes magazine estimates his fortune
at $800 million.