Source Pavel Antov, a 65-year-old deputy of the Vladimir Legislative Assembly, died while on vacation in India. His death was announced in the regional parliament. The Indian television channel NDTV, citing the police, reported that the Russian fell from the third floor of the hotel. Earlier, Mr. Antov's companion, Vladimir Bidenov, was found dead in the same hotel.
The report of the Vladimir Legislative Assembly does not contain any clarifications about the deputy's death. According to Indian media, Pavel Antov and three other people as part of a Russian group of tourists checked into a hotel in Rayagada district in the Indian state of Orissa on Wednesday, December 21. On December 22, Mr. Bidenov was found dead in his room, with empty wine bottles allegedly scattered around him. the investigation is ongoing. Russian Consul General in Calcutta Alexei Idamkin told RIA Novosti that the agency sees nothing suspicious in the death of two Russians in India. Yoshkar-Ola.
Pavel Antov is one of the richest deputies in Russia. In 2018, Forbes estimated his earnings at 10 billion rubles. In the 2000s, he founded the Vladimir Standard group of companies for the production of meat and sausage products. Now he owns 5% in the authorized capital of the holding.