Maxim Borodin dropped out of his apartment on the fifth floor and died on Sunday, according to a message from his employer Novy Den (New Day). The local police said they would not see a bad game, but his death caused intense speculation among friends and colleagues.
Valery Gorelych, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior of the Sverdlovsk region, told CNN that Borodin's apartment was locked from the inside, a fact that he said was that "no one left the apartment and most likely no strangers there."
The Investigation Committee of Russia, the country's main investigative body, said there was no evidence of a crime and that several causes of death were investigated. Polyny Rumyantseva, editor-in-chief of Novy Den, said there was no reason to suspect suicide.
"We were able to visit Maxim's apartment along with police and forensics experts on Friday, the tie Maxim has dropped from the balcony of his apartment where he probably smoked," she said. "Since Maxim had big plans for his personal life and career, there's nothing that would warrant a suicide verdict." Others fear that his death might not be accidental.
According to Borshkov, Borodin believed that his apartment would be searched for and that the security guards waited for a court order. Bashkov said the reporter had asked him to find a lawyer, but an hour later Borodin called back and said it was a false alarm.
Leonid Volkov, another acquaintance of Borodin, head of the headquarters of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Yekaterinburg, was in doubt about the reports of a mysterious death. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 But he also suggested that the journalist probably committed suicide in despair: Volkov said that Borodin wanted to move to Moscow, hoping to get a power outlet
"This story is not about regimes killing a journalist who writes about uncomfortable topics," Volkov wrote on Facebook. "This is the story of how the regime kills thousands of journalists, all of whom embodied [in Borodin] taking any perspective on them and forcing them to choose between honor and a piece of bread every day."
Borodin was previously targeted for his views.
Last year he gave an interview to the Russian independent broadcaster TV Rain and talked about the controversial movie "Matilda" and was subsequently hit by an unknown assailant with a metal tube, according to a Facebook post
in Russia List of the European Federation of Journalists in the first place among the countries with the highest number of journalists murdered in Europe. Since 1990, 346 journalists and media people in Europe have been killed and one third have lost their lives in Russia.
In a statement on Twitter, Harlem Désir, the representative of media freedom for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, an intergovernmental body, expressed "serious concern" over Borodin's death.
"I call on the authorities for a quick and thorough investigation," he said.