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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Uralmash Leader Dies




MOSCOW -- A reputed leader of the Uralmash Public and Political Union, widely believed to be an organized crime front, was found dead in an apartment outside the Bulgarian capital Sofia, the daily Segodnya reported.


The body of Alexander Kruk, 36, was found hanging from a noose by his acquaintance Andrei Papurin, who had invited him to Sofia, according to the newspaper. The report says local police believe the death was a suicide.


Segodnya reported Kruk was to take part in Yekaterinburg's city council elections June 18.