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Putin ally found dead after falling from third floor window: Reports

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

Tobolsk City Duma deputy 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 in the Tyumen Oblast, Russian Telegram channel Baza, which has links to Russian security services, reported.

Russian daily newspaper Izvestia also cited a source as saying that Egorov could have fallen out of a third floor window.

Newsweek couldn’t immediately verify the cause of Egorov’s death and has contacted Russia’s Foreign Ministry via email for comment.

Someone upset #Putin?

A councillor from the Tsar’s “United Russia” party for some reason decided to “fall out of a window” in #Tobolsk.

Vladimir Egorov was just 46. His body was discovered earlier today. pic.twitter.com/svslsk5p7b

— Tim White (@TWMCLtd) December 27, 2023

The press service of the Investigative Directorate for the Tyumen region told Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti that investigators are “establishing all the circumstances of the incident.”

Last year, Egorov became one of the richest deputies of Tobolsk, with his income amounting to 9.1 million rubles (about $100,500), Russian news outlet RBC reported on Thursday.

This is a developing story and it will be updated when further information becomes available.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

In this pool photograph distributed by Russian state agency Sputnik, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visits an exhibition in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 27, 2023. Vladimir Egorov, an ally of Putin, was found dead on Wednesday, according to Russian state media.
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Isabel van Brugen

Isabel van Brugen is a Newsweek Reporter based in Kuala Lumpur. Her current focus is on the Russia-Ukraine war, and she has covered human rights issues in previous roles. Isabel joined Newsweek in 2021 and had previously worked with news outlets including the Daily Express, The Times, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Grazia. She has an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City, University of London, and a BA in Russian language at QMUL. Languages: English, Russian

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