Dan Rapoport was found lifeless outside a luxury apartment building in Washington, DC. He had always supported Alexei Navalny since 2012
Published on: 08/18/2022 07:48
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Dan Rapport He was 52 years old and a Latvian-born American businessman. On Sunday, August 15, he was found dead outside a luxury condominium in Washington, DC, in the Georgetown neighborhood, under circumstances that have yet to be established.
Anti-Putin businessman died under suspicious circumstances
The body of Dan Rapport was found on a sidewalk in front of a luxury apartment building.
He was wearing orange flip flops, a black hat, la Florida driver’s license and $2,620 in cash.
A local police spokesman told the Daily Beast that the Studies on the reconstruction of the dynamics Deaths are still pending and the cause of death has not yet been determined.
investigations are ongoing
To make the circumstances of death Dan Rapport they are his anti-Putin past, even if the police seem to rule out “inappropriate actions” for the time being. Rapoport has always backed and supported Russian blogger Alexei Navalny and his activism against the Kremlin leader publicly criticized the Russian invasion Of Ukraine.
News of his death was first reported by Yuniya Pugachevaformer director of Russian Tatler, who claimed in a post on her Telegram channel that Rapoport committed suicide and that her dog — a mixed breed puppy named Boy — was parked near a parking lot, along with a farewell ticket and cash.
Photo source: ANSADan Rapoport was a supporter of blogger Alexei Navalny
Doubts about a possible suicide
Pugacheva said she last saw Rapoport, a banker and former co-owner of the famous Moscow nightclub Soho Rooms, at the Connaught bar in London in May, where she said she was “as always in the company of young women”. wife had allegedly left him.
However, Rapoport’s widow ruled it out the suicide hypothesis and disputed Pugacheva’s version.
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Two days before his death, Rapoport made a final, disturbing post on Facebook: a photo of Marlon Brando in the role of Colonel Kurtz in “Apocalypse Now”, accompanied by the quote: “The horror, the horror”.
He is not the first anti-Putin activist to have died abroad under suspicious circumstances. On March 4, 2018, former Russian military intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found sprawled on a bench in the British city of Salisbury.
Both were diagnosed Poisoning with a nerve agentthe novichok.
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