Media Manager Igor Malashenko found dead in Spain. On Monday, February 25, sources said the newspaper “Kommersant”. Malashenko was 64 years old.
The newspaper said that the businessman, probably, committed suicide. Official confirmation of this information, but this version was expressed by the chief editor of radio station “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov and Ksenia Sobchak and journalist Timur Valeev, who, along with Malashenko worked at the campaign headquarters Sobchak.
“I have confirmation that he died in Spain, where he rested in his house, tonight. There is confirmation that he killed himself,” — said Valeev Agency city news “Moscow”.
Igor Malashenko was born on 2 October 1954 in Moscow in the family of a military scout. Postgraduate philosophy faculty of Moscow state University. He worked at the Institute of USA and Canada Academy of Sciences and the office of the President of the USSR. In December 1991, came to TV. First, he held senior positions on the First channel, and then in the “old” NTV, the origins of which he stood. In the years 2001-2009 he was the General Director of the channel RTVI.
In 1996, Igor Malashenko, was the chief adviser to the election campaign of Boris Yeltsin, and during the last presidential election led (2017-2018) of the electoral headquarters of Ksenia Sobchak.