Yevgeny Zinichev

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Person.png Yevgeny Zinichev  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, COVID-19/Premature death)
Yevgeny Zinichev.png
BornYevgeny Nikolayevich Zinichev
18 August 1966
Soviet Union
Died8 September 2021 (Age 55)
Russia
Cause of death
Falling
NationalityRussian
Alma materMilitary Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia
Victim ofpremature death
InterestsCOVID-19
Russian minister of emergency situations during COVID who fell off a cliff during a training exercise and died.

Employment.png Russia/Minister of Emergency Situations

In office
18 May 2018 - 8 September 2021

Yevgeny Zinichev was the Emergencies Minister of Russia during COVID-19. He fell off a cliff in September 2021 and died.[1]

Death

He died in an accident during an Arctic civil defence exercise.

The ministry said Zinichev had died in Norilsk while trying to save someone's life. The head of Russian broadcaster RT, Margarita Simonyan, said a cameraman had fallen off a cliff during an interview. "He and the cameraman were on the edge of a cliff. The editor-in-chief of Russia’s state-funded RT television station, Margarita Simoyan, reported that the minister had died been standing on a ledge with a cameraman who slipped and fell into some water.

“There were plenty of witnesses - no one even had time to think about what had happened as Zinichev threw himself into the water for the fallen person and crashed into a protruding rock,” Ms Simonyan tweeted.[2]

He and the cameraman, Alexander Melnik were both pronounced dead.[3]



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