Several media reports said General Gennadyg Lopyrev, 69, died suddenly this week in a concentration camp near the city of Ryazan, about 20 miles southeast of Moscow.
According to Viktor Boborikin of the Public Monitoring Committee, he died of an “unspecified” disease, Newsweek wrote, among others.
Boborykin stated that Lopyrev felt unwell on Wednesday, and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital, but according to Newsweek No more information about what he was sick with. he died soon after.
– Boborikin said it was not a crime, according to the report Radio Free Europewho writes, like Newsweek, that he was previously a high-ranking bodyguard in the Kremlin.
– Secrets of the famous palace
Lopyrev served a ten-year prison sentence for bribery, which, according to Newsweek, he always claimed he was innocent of.
American Thought Center Institute for the Study of War (ISW), citing an “inside source,” reports that the former general in the Russian Federal Security Service was privy to what is known as Putin’s palace In Gelendzic on the Black Sea.
The mansion became known after President Vladimir Putin was revealed to be under the watch of now-jailed Russian politician Alexei Navalny.
Newsweek wrote that he oversaw the construction of the massive mansion and was also responsible for security at the facility.
Russian journalist and critic of the regime Dmitry Kolesev wrote that Lopyrev, according to the Cheka-OGPU’s Telegram channel, was preparing for parole and had no health problems before suddenly falling ill.
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