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Widow of Russian media entrepreneur says husband’s death may not have been caused by suicide

Source: Interfax

Igor Malashenko, a major political figure in contemporary Russian history who founded the country’s first independent television station, died in Spain on February 25. Malashenko’s widow, Bozhena Rynska, wrote on Facebook that day that her husband had told her he did not plan to commit suicide approximately two months before. However, she added, he began expressing increased distress in November due to stress caused by “lawsuits and threats,” Interfax reported.

On February 26, Rynska told Interfax that foul play has not been ruled out in Malashenko’s death. She noted that the media producer did not leave a suicide note and that “an investigation is ongoing in Spain.”