Another top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has died this week, this time of an alleged “stroke” while on a business trip in the village of Roshchino in Russia’s far east region.
Vladimir Nikolayevich Sungorkin, 68, was editor-in-chief of the Russian state newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda.
According to the newspaper, Sungorkin died “suddenly” after showing signs of “suffocation” during the trip on Wednesday.
We were driving, we were already making our way towards Khabarovsk, we planned to get there in the evening today, and from there to Moscow.
All was good,” his colleague Leonid Zakharov, who had accompanied him on the business trip, wrote in a story for KP.
According to Zakharov, Sungorkin fell unconscious minutes after suggesting their group “find a beautiful place somewhere… for lunch.”.
Sungorkin’s passing comes amid a string of mysterious deaths of top Putin allies this month. »