Putin’s friend dies in Moscow after falling down the stairs: According to sources, prominent scientist Anatoly Gerashchenko, a Putin friend, died on Wednesday after falling downstairs at the offices of an aviation institute. The death of the former director of the Moscow Aviation Institute rule an accident because he “fell from a tremendous height.”
According to a Newsweek article, it is yet unclear where the 72-year-old is said to have died after falling.
According to the Russian news agency TASS, a panel has established to look into Gerashchenko’s death and includes representatives from the aviation institute.
In response to significant defeats in his assault on Ukraine, Vladimir Putin declared a partial military mobilization in Russia on the same day this event took place.
The death of Gerashchenko is the most recent in a string of notable Russian businesspeople and erstwhile associates of Vladimir Putin. They have died inexplicably since the invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
The president of the Russian oil company Lukoil, Ravil Maganov, passed away on September 1, allegedly following a fall from a Moscow hospital window. According to Russian media, Alexander Subbotin, a former Lukoil manager, reportedly discover dead in a home’s basement south of Moscow in May.
Other top individuals connected to Russia’s oil sector have passed away inexplicably in recent months.