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Construction supervisor who helped build Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome reportedly found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Source: Meduza

One of the key figures involved in supervising the construction of Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome spaceport has shot and killed himself, according to the news agency RIA Novosti. Dmitry Savin, the former head of the state company “Dalspetsstroy,” was reportedly discovered at his home in Moscow’s Vykhino-Zhulebino District late on January 27 with a self-inflicted head wound from a handgun registered in his name, according to the news agency Moskva.

Dmitry Savin was head of Dalspetsstroy until March 2015, when he stepped down, citing health reasons, and became the company's deputy director. A few months later, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin demanded Savin’s dismissal, blaming him for wage arrears. Rogozin also drew attention to the fact that Savin hired his wife to a high-paying job at Dalspetsstroy.

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