Chivalry, or Nutcases?

...hey... don't get me wrong... I'm all for being a Gentleman, and all... but, I'm not too sure ABOUT THIS.....

"DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (Reuters) - Two policemen died from gunshot wounds after what appears to have been an old-fashioned duel in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, police said Monday.

The pair were guarding the mayor's office late Sunday when they fired at each other. A police official said the motive for the duel was unclear.

"As a result of a pistol duel, the two died in a hospital from their wounds," the police official told Reuters. He said the two were noncommissioned officers, aged 29 and 33.

Duels were a popular way of settling disputes and matters of honor among the nobility in czarist Russia and claimed the lives of writers Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov, but are almost unheard of in Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic. "

by Eric on March 03, 2004 | Comments(1) | Psycho Rants

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Probably trying to settle a dispute over who was going to go home first.

posted by: JMichael on March 3, 2004 03:04 PM