Russia: a prominent engineer close to the Kremlin found dead after an “accident”

Russia: a prominent engineer close to the Kremlin found dead after an “accident”
Russia: a prominent engineer close to the Kremlin found dead after an “accident”

Gradually, the circle of relatives of the Kremlin is shrinking. In the wake of the troubled disappearances of wealthy influential men in Russia, the Moscow Aviation Institute has announced the death of Anatoly Gerashchenko. Aged 72, he was an eminent engineer. He devoted forty-five years of his career to the Institution, which he directed from 2007 to 2015. Since the end of his mandate, he had remained an adviser to the current rector of the establishment.

In the press release announcing his disappearance, the university explains that Anatoly Gerashchenko succumbed to “an accident”. According to statements by an anonymous Source to the Russian media Izvestia, “he died on the premises of an educational establishment”. “Gerashchenko fell from a great height, rolling down several flights of stairs. Doctors arrived at the scene of the incident and declared him dead,” the newspaper reports.

Order of Merit and Board of Inquiry

The Moscow Aviation Institute pays tribute to its former rector: “During [son mandat], the university became a member of international associations: CDIO, PEGASUS, the Association of Technical Universities of Russia and China, etc. “Between the lines, we understand that Anatoly Gerashchenko rose through the ranks to the Kremlin and that his establishment took advantage of this aura. The engineer has more than 100 articles to his credit, and, above all, awards that testify to his influence in Moscow: “among his awards are the Order of Honor, the Medal of the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, 1st class, and the Medal of the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, 2nd class,” the Institute lists.

Business Insider points out that the university has contributed to the development of several military technologies and “maintains links with the Russian Ministry of Defense”. A commission is being formed to open an investigation into the death of Anatoly Gerashchenko. The commission is expected to include “representatives of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, the State Labor Inspectorate in Moscow and the Moscow Aviation Institute”.

The article is in French

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