Russia's richest MP falls to his death from a hotel - he called Putin's war "terror"
Created: 12/28/2022, 5:45 am
By: Patrick Mayer
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In India, a Russian MP and businessman dies under mysterious circumstances.
He had clearly criticized Vladimir Putin's Ukraine war.
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An example of how not everyone in Russia approves of the Russian president's invasion was entrepreneur and regional MP Pavel Antov.
Now the meat manufacturer has apparently died under mysterious circumstances in India.
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This is reported by several media, including the Kremlin-affiliated Russian state news agency Tass from Moscow.
Accordingly, Antow was found dead in front of a hotel in the Rayagada district in the Indian state of Odisha.
There he supposedly wanted to celebrate his 66th birthday.
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, Indian media reports that Antow jumped off the roof of the hotel.
The Russian consulate general in Calcutta, on the other hand, reported that he fell out of a window on the third floor of the hotel.
Mysterious: A few days earlier, the body of one of Antow's travel companions was said to have been found in the same hotel.
The dead person is said to have been a 61-year-old Russian named Vladimir Bydanov, writes
According to the Indian police, Bydanow died of a heart attack on Wednesday (December 21), and Antow's death was then determined on Christmas Eve (December 24).
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Antow sat for Putin's ruling party "United Russia" as a deputy in the legislative assembly of the Vladimir region (central Russia), which bore the first name of the Russian president during the times of the Russian Tsarist Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Antow was there chairman of the committee for agricultural policy, nature conservation and ecology.
As the founder of the meat company "Vladimir Standard", according to the business
, he took first place in the ranking of the richest officials in Russia in 2019 with an income of 9.97 billion rubles, the equivalent of around 137 million euros.
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According to Tass, Alexei Idamkin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Calcutta, India, said: "We are in constant contact with the relatives of the dead Russians, with local authorities and the police.
The police do not yet see any criminal component in these tragic events.”
In June, Antow was critical of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine,
Specifically, he described Russian rocket attacks as "terror" on the Internet at the time.
Shortly thereafter, he deleted the entry on the Internet and publicly apologized.
Since the beginning of the war, Russian oligarchs have died again and again under circumstances that are sometimes unclear.
Just in the last few days, two important Russian military figures had mysteriously died.
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"It's being cleaned up, and it's difficult to pinpoint a single person who's doing it," Swedish economist and author of Russia's Crony Capitalism Anders Aslund told the
New York Post
recently of the dead Russian oligarchs, how
"It looks like Kremlin murders to me." However, there is no evidence for this thesis.