Yuri Kotler, former member of Supreme Council of Russia’s ruling party, found dead in his Moscow apartment
According to the preliminary version of the investigation, the politician shot himself with a hunting rifle.
In Moscow, in his apartment, former member of the United Russia’s Supreme Council, the head of the project called Personnel reserve – Professional team of the country, Yuri Kotler was found dead.
According to the Telegram-channel Mash, the police and rescuers, whom Kotler’s driver called, found the politician. The driver himself came to visit his boss at the request of his wife Yulia – she is now in France and could not get through to her husband for a few days.
Presumably, Kotler shot himself with a hunting rifle – next to him, a permit for weapons and a suicide note in which he points out that the reason for this decision was a family conflict were found.
At the same time, channel 112 reports that in early May the court declared Kotler bankrupt in a claim of 48.8 million rubles (785.000 USD) filed by VTB Bank. As follows from the decision of the Moscow Commercial Court dated May 8, the statement of VTB Bank on the recognition of Yuri Yuryevich Kotler insolvent was accepted last December. The debtor himself did not appear in court, although he received the summons. The case was examined without his participation.
The loan agreement with the bank was concluded in May 2015. Kotler took money to buy an apartment on the Bryusov Lane. The apartment itself, according to the mortgage, costs more than 80 million rubles (~1.287 million USD). As a result, the court decided to start the procedure for restructuring Yuriy Kotler's debts and begin selling his property.
Yuri Kotler joined the expert council of United Russia headed by Boris Gryzlov in February 2018. At the time of his death, Kotler was Deputy CEO – director of the representative office of PJSC Novorossiysky Morskoy Torgovy Port (Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port).
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.