Ally of Putin falls to mysterious death from third-floor window

A Russian lawmaker and ally of President Vladimir Putin was discovered dead on Wednesday under mysterious circumstances after falling from the third floor of his home in Tobolsk, located in the western Siberian region of Tyumen Oblast.

Vladimir Egorov, 46, a member of Putin’s ruling United Russia party, plunged 30 feet to his death, according to reports from Russian state media. His body was found in the courtyard of his house, and police are currently investigating the cause of his death.

Egorov, who was also a lawyer, had faced a corruption scandal in 2016 that led to his removal from the city administration but was not convicted. He later returned to the political arena.

Reports also indicate that many other notable figures in Russia have died from falls since the beginning of the war with Ukraine, prompting ongoing speculation about the circumstances of these deaths.

In September 2022, the chairman of Russia’s Lukoil oil giant died after falling from a sixth-floor hospital window in Moscow. And in August, Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and several of his top lieutenants died in a plane crash.

Notably, Russian deputy science minister Pyotr Kucherenko, who was allegedly a private critic of the Ukrainian invasion, died suddenly after falling seriously ill on a flight to Moscow in May. Additionally, top energy boss Igor Shkurko was found dead in his prison cell in April after being accused of taking a bribe.

These incidents have raised questions and concerns about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these individuals, contributing to ongoing speculation and scrutiny. (End)