Russian Critic Of Putin Dies After Falling Out Of A Hotel Window In India
Pavel Antov, a Russian politician who criticised president Vladimir Putin for the invasion of Ukraine, has been found dead in India’s eastern state of Odisha. Antov, a multi-billionaire, fell out of a hotel window on the third floor on Dec. 24.
The incident happened two days after another Russian tourist, Vladimir Bidenov, who’s been traveling with Antov, died of a heart attack at the same hotel. Media reports claim that Antov, who was a member of a legislative region of Vladimir, was on a holiday.
The reports also referred to his death as “suicide.” However, in a media statement given to a Russian news agency, Russia’s consul general Alexei Idamki merely said Antov “fell” out a window. “We are closely following the investigation and receiving all the information from the Odisha police,” the envoy was quoted as saying.