Moscow: on the way back from cuba Russian politician died suddenly. It is believed to be the latest in a string of mysterious deaths among the Russian elite. Russia’s Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education, 46-year-old Pyotr Kucherenko, died on Saturday while returning from a trip to Cuba, according to the ministry.
Kucherenko felt ill on a plane with a Russian delegation returning from a business trip to Cuba. The plane landed in the town of Mineralnye Vody, where doctors tried to provide assistance. The ministry said in a statement that the minister could not be saved.
Kucherenko’s family said he may have died of a heart condition, but a forensic examination will be conducted on Wednesday, according to state-run broadcaster Zvezda. Meanwhile it has come out that someone asked Kucherenko whether he also wanted to leave Russia, to which he replied, the minister replied that it is no longer possible to do so. They take away our passports.
A reporter quoted her as saying that Kucherenko told her he was taking antidepressants and tranquilizers. I hardly sleep. I feel terrible. We have all been taken hostage. No one can say anything.
Otherwise we are immediately crushed like insects. It is reported that senior Russian officials in the Kremlin and the regions have been forbidden from leaving their posts. An online investigative news outlet based out of Russia and run by Roman Anin, a well-known journalist, reported last week that several governors, security forces officers and people from the presidential administration had tried to leave but were refused. Permission was not granted.
Peskov called the report a rumour. Kucherenko’s death is not the first unexplained Russian death to spark interest. At least 13 high-profile Russian businessmen reportedly died by suicide or unexplained accidents last year, six of whom were linked to two of Russia’s biggest energy companies.
Russian sausage magnate-turned-MP Pavel Antonov died in December after falling from the third floor of his hotel in India, according to Indian police. According to the police, two days earlier on Antonov’s 65th birthday, his friend and traveling companion Vladimir Budanov had died of a heart attack.
Budanov was 61 years old and had a heart condition, police said, adding that they believe Antonov’s death was a suicide. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that he Death The reasons are not known.