Tobolsk, Russia – A member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday after falling from the third floor of his home, as reported by Russian state media. The incident involving 46-year-old Vladimir Egorov occurred in the town of Tobolsk, located in the western Siberian region of Tyumen Oblast. The body was discovered in the courtyard of a house, and police are investigating the cause of death.
Many other notable figures in Russia have died from falls since the beginning of the war with Ukraine. In June, Kristina Baikova, a 28-year-old glamorous vice president of a Russian bank, fell from her 11th floor apartment. Also in February, senior Russian military officer Marina Yankina plummeted 16 stories to her death in St Petersburg.
Russian news agency TASS also reported Egorov’s death, citing an investigative department from the Tyumen region. However, specific details surrounding the incident have not yet been confirmed, and an official cause of death has not been declared.
Egorov, also a lawyer, was forced out of the city administration in 2016 following a corruption scandal for which he was not convicted, according to the New York Post. He then returned to the political fray.
In September 2022, Ravil Maganov, the chairman of Russia’s Lukoil oil giant, died after falling from a sixth-floor hospital window in Moscow. Meanwhile, in August, Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and several of his top lieutenants died when their jet crashed halfway between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The pattern of mysterious deaths involving Russian figures has led to questions and speculation about the circumstances surrounding these incidents. Despite the link between the deaths and the ongoing conflict with Ukraine, no conclusive evidence has been presented to establish a direct connection.
As investigations into these deaths continue, authorities in Russia face mounting pressure to provide transparency and ensure accountability in determining the causes of these tragic events.