Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s ex-bodyguard was killed in an exercise in northern Russia. Yevgeny Zinichev (55) was promoted by Putin to Minister of the Ministry dealing with disaster relief in 2018.
The fatal accident is said to have happened in the northern city of Norilsk. What exactly happened is still unclear. According to the authorities, something went wrong during an exercise and Zinichev would have attempted to save another person’s life.
According to unconfirmed reports, the minister would have fallen off a cliff when he wanted to save a cameraman. The cameraman would have died too. During an exercise, the company is said to have worked on a campaign video for the Ministry, which ranks as a prominent department in Russia.