Russia’s Top Rocket Scientist Dies Mysteriously

This year, at least ten wealthy Russian oligarchs and Putin detractors have died under questionable circumstances. The latest to the list seems to be Russia’s top rocket scientist who died mysteriously.

Russia’s Top Rocket Scientist Dies Mysteriously

One of Vladimir Putin’s top engineers passed away unexpectedly at age 74, making him the latest member of Russia’s scientific and military elite to pass away this year.

Just before he passed away at the age of 74, Vladimir Nesterov, the man who created the Russian Angara rocket, was charged with extensive embezzlement.

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Vladimir Nesterov, top Russian rocket scientist, has died aged 74 Credit: East2West
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Nesterov designed Russia’s Angara rocket pad system Credit: East2West
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He was facing a criminal probe by Putin’s officials for fraud & embezzlement Credit: East2West

The person who built the “world’s best” rocket pads, making Putin’s aspirations of space travel a reality, was shrouded in uncertainty this year.

Nesterov, who once served as the head of Russia’s esteemed Khrunichev Centre, was the mind behind the Angara rockets that Putin wanted to utilize to launch Russia into space.

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Using Nesterov’s plans as a foundation, Russia is currently developing its first manned lunar trip.

But accusations of fraud and embezzlement have followed him into his later years.

Nesterov was placed under house arrest in 2014 after a criminal investigation was first opened.

Nesterov was placed under house arrest in 2014 after a criminal investigation was first opened.

His embezzlement case, however, had not yet approached court at the time of his passing.

Historically, the former director was widely regarded as a leading voice in his area, hailing the Angara as the “world’s best” rocket system.

His cause of death is still unknown.

He is the fourth top Russian official to die in a couple of days, joining a long list of high-profile Putin associates who have died since the conflict in Ukraine began.

On Christmas Day, just hours before a prearranged meeting with Putin, a Russian tank commander died.

General Alexei Maslov, 69, died unexpectedly shortly after Putin canceled a visit to the tank manufacturer where he worked in Uralvagonzavod.

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Russian tank chief Alexei Maslov died suddenly on Christmas Day
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Alexander Buzakov, head of Russian Admiralty Shipyards, also died aged 65
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Wealthy Putin critic Pavel Antov fell from a hotel window on holiday in India Credit: Twitter

Maslov was the former commander of Russia’s ground troops and a former Nato ambassador, and he was said to be in good health before to his death.

Putin then abruptly canceled his visit, despite the fact that his convoy was already in position and the roads had been freed of snow.

Just days before, one of Russia’s senior navy commanders died unexpectedly at the age of 65.

Alexander Buzakov was the general director of the Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg, where he oversaw the construction of new submarines for Russia.

At the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, Alexander Buzakov oversaw the production of brand-new Russian submarines.

According to a Russian Telegram channel claiming to have access to the FSB security service, Buzakov was in good health the day before he passed away and “nothing had been heard about Maslov’s health problems” before to his demise.

His death was described as “sudden, untimely and tragic”.

Additionally, a wealthy 65-year-old Putin critic was recently discovered dead under strange circumstances. The former Russian politician who criticized the conflict with Ukraine has passed away. According to reports, Pavel Antov died after falling while on vacation in India. This is 2nd Russian lawmaker that has been assassinated in India in a week.

During a trip to India for his birthday, multimillionaire Pavel Antov fell from a hotel window.

One of the most prominent Russian critics of the invasion, he had earlier called Russia’s assault on Ukraine “terror”

The sausage tycoon reportedly leapt off the roof, according to Indian media. He was previously rated as Russia’s wealthiest elected lawmaker in 2019.

However, just days before his 66th birthday, Alexei Idamkin, the Russian consul general in India, asserted that he had fallen from a window.

He was discovered at the hotel in Rayagada, Odisha, in a pool of blood.

He died soon after 61-year-old Vladimir Budanov, another member of his party, who also perished last week in India.

Last Thursday, Budanov reportedly passed away from a heart attack.

This year, at least ten wealthy Russian oligarchs and Putin detractors have died mysteriously.

It comes amid reports that Putin is purging his inside circle of critics in the midst of his catastrophic invasion of Ukraine.

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