Pavel Antov, a well-known sausage magnate, was recently found dead at Hotel Sai International in Rayagada, Odisha. The event occurred during a trip to celebrate his 66th birthday. He died after falling from a third floor window. According to a police officer, he may have committed suicide because he was despondent over the death of his buddy Vladimir Bidenov. Last week, Bidenov was also found dead in the same hotel. There has been a suspicion that Pavel was killed by someone since other Russian businessmen who had previously criticized Vladimir Putin were killed in a similar manner. The case is being investigated from several perspectives, including the likelihood that he accidentally fell off the roof.
The death of Russian magnate Pavel Antov is attracting attention because he is a critic of Putin. Pavel Antov, a Russian politician, criticized Putin for invading Ukraine. Not only family, but also the authorities in India are curious about the answers behind the death of the two Russians. pic.twitter.com/Eqv8K5ysXH
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Pavel Antov was Russia’s highest paid legislator.
Pavel Antov was the founder of the meat company Vladimir Standard and one of Russia’s leading makers of meat sausages. The company was founded in 2019. With a net worth of around £130 million, he is the richest government official in Russia according to Forbes 2019. Antov was a member of the Vladimir Region Legislative Assembly. He was the chairman of the Committee on Agricultural Policy, Nature Management and Ecology of the Legislative Assembly of the Vladimir Region.
He took to social media to protest the Russo-Ukrainian war after a Russian missile strike on a residential area in Kiev injured a seven-year-old child and her mother, and killed her father. A crane would have pulled the mother out from under the rubble. He described the entire ordeal as “terrifying”. The statement was shared on WhatsApp but was not well received by the public and eventually Antov deleted the post.
On Antov’s birthday, Vladimir Bidenov apparently died of a heart attack.
Two days before the death of Pavel Antov, Vladimir Bidenov was found dead in the same hotel. On December 21, he checked into the hotel and was found in his room with wine bottles around him. He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was cremated when Russian officials gave him permission. According to police commander Rajesh Pandit, Bidenov may have died as a result of heavy drinking or a drug overdose.
On the orders of Odisha DGP Sunil Kumar Bansal, the CID-Crime Branch has taken over the investigation from both agencies. Bansal said there was no evidence of foul play and an autopsy revealed an unusual death. After these events, the Russian embassy told NDTV that they are in contact with the families of Pavel Antov and Vladimir Budanov. They continued,
“As far as we know, the authorities do not believe these appalling incidents have a criminal component.”
On December 21, Vladimir and Pavel were two of four people who checked into the motel. According to the hotel owner, the other two have not yet left and authorities are still waiting for paperwork from the Russian embassy. Vladimir was 62 years old when he died. Jitendra Singh, the guide, escorted the entire tourist party.