Russian President Putin ally found dead after falling from third-floor window in suspicious circumstances

TOBOLSK, Russia – Vladimir Egorov, a political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found dead on Wednesday after allegedly falling from a third-floor window, according to Russian state media. Egorov, 46, a member of Putin’s United Russia party who served as Tobolsk City Duma deputy, plunged from the third-floor window of a house in Tobolsk in the Tyumen Oblast, Russian Telegram channel Baza reported. The prominent politician was found in the front yard of the home with “no sign of criminal death on the body,” according to reports. Egorov may have suffered from heart problems before the 30-foot plunge, according to the 72 news outlet. “One of the most likely reasons is heart problems,” said an interlocutor.

Heart issues are frequently given as an explanation for untimely or suspicious deaths of prominent people in Russia, particularly since the start of the war against Ukraine. Pathologists are awaiting official autopsy results to establish Egorov’s cause of death. Police are investigating what exactly caused his fall, Baza reported.

Egorov, a lawyer, was forced out of the city administration in 2016 following a corruption scandal for which he was not convicted. Upon returning to politics, Egorov became one of the wealthiest local deputies of Tobolsk, a prominent oil town, with his income amounting to 9.1 million rubles (about $100,500), according to Russian news outlet RBC. Egorov leaves behind a wife and two children. Two other notable Putin allies, Lukoil tycoon Ravil Maganov and Marina Yankina, also suspiciously fell to their deaths since the start of the war. Both were said to be suffering from heart problems.