Chief Engineer of Khrunichev State Space Center committed suicide

Chief Engineer of Khrunichev State Space Center committed suicide
Andrey Arzumanov

Investigative bodies are considering the version of the suicide of 42-year-old Andrey Arzumanov due to large-scale optimization at the Khrunichev Center and mass dismissal of employees.

Currently, law enforcement agencies of the Vladimir region are checking into the circumstances of Andrey Arzumanov’s death; he was the chief engineer of Armatura Design Bureau, the branch of the Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Center. Let us recall that, as previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Arzumanov’s body was found at the Uvod river by residents of the Kuznechikha village, located in the Kovrov region. The man had shot himself. His private car was parked not far from the body.

According to Andrey Arzumanov’s ex-workfellow, who refused to tell her name, the man had had personal problems, although she did not specify their nature. In addition, she said that the man had a prolonged depression.

Meanwhile, last week the media reported that a mass dismissal of employees was planned within the framework of reorganization and optimization of work at Armatura Design Bureau. About 200 people, including top managers, are to be dismissed.

It should be added that Andrey Arzumanov was a representative of the dynasty of managers famous in Kovrov. In the USSR, his grandfather was the head of the Kovrov Excavator Plant, and in the period from 1988 to 2015, Armatura Design Bureau was headed by Andrey’s father. The media also note that he was a key driver of Andrey Arzumanov’s career progress. Before being assigned the chief engineer of the branch in 2015, Arzumanov Jr. managed to work in the local mayor's office, dealing with economy issues. However, without achieving much success, he resigned at his own request in 2014. In August 2015, Arzumanov Sr. was sacked, and Arzumanov Jr. was appointed to the post of chief engineer. The local press does not rule out that in this way, Moscow compensated Arzumanov Sr. for his resignation.

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