Thank you for making me practice my terribly rudimentary German.
Let me see if I can paste the translation before my 1215 call - awful Google translation
The researcher had close ties to Putin's Defense Ministry. According to the MAI, Gerashchenko, who was still working as a consultant, was immediately dead. It is said to have been an accident.
"Professor Anatoly Nikolaevich Gerashchenko died as a result of an accident. We offer our condolences to his family and friends. His death is a colossal loss for the MAI and the scientific community," the institute's press department said. The 73-year-old spent most of his life working for mai, which develops technologies for space travel and is closely linked to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
He was a recipient of the Russian Medal of Honour for Services to the Fatherland and has written 50 publications during his professional career before retiring as head of MAI in 2015 and working as a consultant ever since.
Arctic envoy drowned on night boat trip
His mysterious fatal fall occurred less than two weeks after Ivan Peschorin, Putin's commissioner for developing Russia's vast Arctic resources, fell into the water and drowned during a night boat trip with friends in the Sea of Japan. Peschorin was only 39 years old. Only in February, Peschorin's predecessor, Igor Nosov (43), allegedly died of a stroke.
(Image: Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic)
Lukoil manager fell out of window
while smoking Previously, in early September, the chairman of Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil, Rawil Maganov, died after falling from a hospital window. Also this death was not completely clarified, allegedly he fell out of an open window while smoking. Another Lukoil top manager had also died a few months earlier under mysterious circumstances.
Rawil Maganov with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Oligarch drove dead in pool
Already in July, an oligarch with ties to the gas giant Gazprom was found dead in the pool of his villa. Yuri Voronov had a gunshot wound in the head, the investigators found next to his body a pistol and shell casings.