Version: Reason for politician Kotler’s suicide might be governmental reshuffle
People close to Kotler suggested that weakening of positions of Mikhail Abyzov could influence him.
The main version of the Member of United Russia’s Supreme Council Yuri Kotler's death is suicide. A Winchester gun was found near the body; inroad traces were not found. Investigators continue to work at the scene.
As The CrimeRussia previously wrote, in early May the court declared Kotler bankrupt in a claim of 48.8 million rubles (785.000 USD) filed by VTB Bank. A suicide note points out that the reason for this decision was a family conflict.
However, as MK writes, the reform of the government might be the reason for Yuri Kotler's suicide. A graduate of the Moscow State University department of journalism worked as a journalist in economic outlets for a long time. Later, he was appointed a press secretary in state structures. He started his political career during the first election campaign of Vladimir Putin in 1999, as the head of the press service and advisor to the chairman of the Council for Strategic Development.
He also was a member of United Russia's Supreme Council and was close to the Open Government of Mikhail Abyzov, who put on the back foot after the reshuffle in the government.
Once-successful banker Dmitry Ananiev is now successfully fighting against VIP shareholders of Promsvyazbank in the London High Court of Justice. The court has lifted the conservatory attachments earlier imposed on assets of brothers Ananiev following a motion brought by the plaintiffs. According to some information, the judge has made this decision after the banker’s revelations about money laundering schemes used in Russia by his clients, partners, and acquaintances. Why is Dmitry Ananiev taking revenge on his former colleagues and ‘high patrons’?
The investigators found two rifles, including one with an optical sight, seven thousand cartridges, 14 improvised explosive devices, ten grenades, 140 detonators, a rocket-propelled grenade and 14 rounds in the unfinished building.