Former Sport Express owner jumps out of high-riser naming person responsible for death

Former Sport Express owner jumps out of high-riser naming person responsible for death
Ivan Rubin Photo: RT

Ivan Rubin blamed Vladimir Tyurenkov for his death. Tyurenkov had threatened him due to a €70 thousand debt.

The former owner of Sport-express newspaper Ivan Rubin has committed suicide in Moscow, reports TASS news agency with reference to its sources within law enforcement. 

According to Mash Telegram channel, Rubin’s dead body was found on Osenny boulevard in Krylatskoe district, west of Moscow, the day before at approximately 4 pm. The businessman jumped out of the high-riser’s sixteenth floor. 

The 67-year old reportedly committed suicide because of debts. In his suicide note, he blames Vladimir Tyurenkov for his death. Rubin owned Tyurenkov €70 thousand. Tyurenkov allegedly threatened to break Rubin’s legs and fingers unless the latter paid back.

A preliminary inquiry has been commenced in the death of the former owner of Sport-express, reported Yulia Ivanova, a representative of the Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee in Moscow. 

Ivan Rubin and an editor-in-chief Vladimir Kuchmy were the founders of Sport-express published since 1991. Rubin was the newspaper’s CEO until 2003. From 2003 till 2012, he was its owner. He sold his shares to a CEO of Channel One’s St.Petersburg-based branch Eduard Raikin following 2012 financial turmoil. 

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