Putin's ally found dead: "Accidentally" fell through a third floor window

Vladimir Egorov, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found dead on Wednesday, Russian state media reported

by Sededin Dedovic
Putin's ally found dead: "Accidentally" fell through a third floor window
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Representative of the Tobolsk City Duma Egorov (46), a member of Putin's ruling United Russia party, fell from the third-floor window of a house on Kedrovaya Street in Tobolsk, Tyumen Oblast, the Russian Telegram channel Baza, which is connected to the Russian security services, reported Newsweek.

Egorov was found dead in front of the building where he lived. Official sources said he fell from a third-floor window, but the circumstances of his death have raised many questions. Some media suggested that it was a suicide, while others speculated about a possible murder or an accident.

The investigation into the cause of death has not yet been concluded, leaving Egorov's death shrouded in mystery. It is the latest in a string of mysterious deaths involving prominent Russian figures since President Vladimir Putin's forces invaded Ukraine last February.

The controversial personality of Egorov

In the city of Tobolsk in northwestern Siberia, the name of Vladimir Egorov caused mixed reactions. For some, he was an influential politician and successful businessman, while others viewed him with caution due to controversial episodes in his career and links to the Russian mafia.

His life path, marked by wealth, power and scandals. Egorov ended 2022 as one of the richest representatives in Tobolsk, with a reported income of 9.1 million rubles, which was about $100,500 at the exchange rate of the time.

This impressive amount came as no surprise to those who followed his rise. From 2007 to 2014, Egorov headed the region's Land Relations and Forestry Committee, a position that gave him significant control over valuable natural resources and allowed him to establish numerous business connections.

However, Egor's career was not without blemishes. In 2016, he was sentenced to a suspended sentence of prison labor for non-payment of rent from a local businessman who leased municipal land. Although he was later acquitted, this incident cast a shadow over his integrity and heightened public suspicions about his business methods.

Whether the true cause of Egorov's death will ever be determined and whether his role in local politics will be fully clarified remains to be seen. But it must be admitted that people close to Putin often commit suicide, die in traffic accidents, etc.

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