(DailyVantage.com) – Last month, the 28-year-old vice president of Russia’s Loko Bank fell from the window of her 11th-floor apartment in Moscow, in yet another fatal fall in Russia, the New York Post reported.
Kristina Baikova, who was with a male friend at the time of her fall, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Baza Telegram channel. The man said he had been invited to Baikova’s home for drinks when she went onto the balcony and fell to her death.
According to the UK Daily Mail, Baikova is just the latest Russian executive to fall to her death from a window.
Last August, Dan Rapoport, a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was living in exile in Washington DC, fell from his luxury apartment building in what was believed to be a suicide. However, his wife disputed that he took his own life.
Not long after Rapaport’s death, Ravil Maganov the chairman of Russian oil company Lukoil fell to his death from the sixth floor of a hospital in Moscow. According to Euro Weekly News, Maganov’s company was critical of Putin and had been vocal in its opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
IT company executive Grigory Kochenov fell from the balcony of his apartment in December 2022 as Russian authorities were searching his home.
Also in December, a Russian real estate tycoon fell down a flight of stairs while visiting the French Riviera. Meanwhile, a Russian sausage company executive fell out of a hotel window in India just days after his Russian friend died at the same hotel.
In early June, Artyom Bartenev, a Russian federal judge, fell from the 12th floor of his apartment building and was killed.
According to The Atlantic, in 2022 alone, around two dozen Russian businessmen and officials died under mysterious circumstances, leading some to describe the trend as “Sudden Russian Death Syndrome.”
Kristina Baikova’s death is under investigation.
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