Vladimir Egorov, a politician from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, was found dead in his backyard in Tobolsk, Siberia. On the body “there are no external signs of violence”, investigators told Kommersant. Russian media reported that police have yet to establish the cause of death of Egorov, 46, but the Tobolsk City Duma published an obituary on its social media page saying Egorov died “as a result of an accident.” The unofficial Telegram channel Baza – which has links to Russian security services – said Egorov’s body “was discovered in the courtyard of his house on Kedrovaya Street on Wednesday”.
More suspicious deaths
Egorov’s death extends the list of deaths in unclear circumstances of prominent Russian figures, including several businessmen linked to Russia’s two largest energy companies. Among these Ravil Maganov, president of Lukoil, the second most important Russian oil and gas company, who last year spoke out against Russia’s war in Ukraine. Maganov died when he fell from the window of a Moscow hospital, according to the Tass news agency. Then, Russian sausage magnate-turned-MP Pavel Antov, another member of the United Russia party who in 2018 topped the Forbes list of the 100 richest public employees in the country, died in India after falling from the third floor of his hotel. In May, Russian Deputy Minister of Science and Education Pyotr Kucherenko died after falling ill while on a plane with a Russian delegation returning from a business trip to Cuba.