A prominent regional journalist investigating crime, politics and the war in Syria has died following a fall from a window of his fourth-floor apartment in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth-largest city. Maxim Borodin, 32, was found by neighbors on the ground outside his apartment on Friday. He died in hospital two days later, without ever regaining consciousness. Borodin was well-known for delving into Yekaterinburg’s criminal underworld and was among those who broke the story of unreported deaths in the Kremlin’s shadow armies fighting in Syria.
Posted on: April 17, 2018