Misha Surfaces

The mysterious “Misha” who has been accused to radicalizing Tamerlan Tsernaev has surfaced.   He is a 39-year-old American of Armenian and Ukrainian descent, Mikhail Allakhverdov, who converted to Islam and knew Tamerlan in 2009 in Massachusetts.  He now lives in Rhode Island with his American girlfriend and his parents.

While he admits to knowing Tamerlan, he denies having anything to do with turning him into a radical, and says that he has been cooperating with the FBI.