Putin Associate Vladimir Egorov Found Dead in Unexplained Circumstances

Vladimir Egorov, a member of the ruling United Russia party and Deputy of the Tobolsk City Duma, was found dead under circumstances that remain unclear.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Putin Associate Vladimir Egorov Found Dead in Unexplained Circumstances
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Vladimir Egorov, a member of the ruling United Russia party and Deputy of the Tobolsk City Duma, was found dead under circumstances that remain unclear. His death, reported by local media on Thursday, adds another name to the growing list of Russian elites who have passed away in ambiguous situations recently.

Unraveling the Uncertainties

Egorov, who was 46, was discovered in the courtyard of his house on Kedrovaya Street in Tobolsk. Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing the Investigative Committee for the Tyumen Region, reported that there were no "external signs of criminal death" on Egorov's body.

However, the committee is still conducting an autopsy and has not confirmed the circumstances of the deputy’s death. Russian state media TASS also reported on Egorov's death, noting that he was found dead in Tobolsk.

The unofficial Telegram channel Baza, known for its connections to Russian security services, confirmed the location of Egorov's body.

While investigators continue to establish the causes of Egorov’s death, the Tobolsk City Duma published an obituary on its social media page, stating that Egorov died "as a result of an accident."
Prior to his death, Egorov was the deputy chairman of the Duma and was lauded for his support to participants in Russia's military operations in Ukraine and his active role in the city's social and political life.

A Pattern of Tragic Endings

Egorov's death is part of a troubling pattern among prominent Russians, including several businessmen linked to the country's largest energy companies. These deaths have often been labeled as suicides or resulted from unexplained accidents.

A notable case is that of Ravil Maganov, chairman of Lukoil, Russia’s second-largest oil and gas company. Lukoil had notably opposed Russia’s war in Ukraine. Maganov died after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, as reported by Russian state news agency TASS.

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