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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Businessman Found Hanged at Rossia Hotel

A Russian-born American businessman has been found dead in his suite in the Rossia Hotel, Moscow police said Monday.


The body of Pavel Rabinki, 41, was discovered by hotel workers Thursday afternoon in a suite of rooms he rented on the 17th floor of the central Moscow hotel's section for foreigners, said Timofei Ugrin, deputy chief of the Rossia's police force.


Rabinki, the general director of a Moscow company, was found hanging with one end of an electrical cord from the television set around his neck and the other end attached to a ventilation grate on the wall, said Ugrin.


Rabinki was dressed neatly in a suit and tie and no note was found in the room, which was tidy, Ugrin said.


Although Ugrin said Rabinki's death was an apparent suicide, an investigation has been opened by Moscow police detectives because Ugrin said there was no obvious reason for the businessman to commit suicide.


Hotel workers told police that Rabinki had no visitors prior to his death, which police estimate to have been late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, Ugrin said.


The workers said Rabinki had asked Wednesday not to be disturbed.


Ugrin said Rabinki had been coming to Moscow and staying at the Rossia on a regular basis since 1992 and currently served as the general director of a local company, the name of which Ugrin did not know.


United States Embassy officials were not available for comment Monday, an American holiday.