Former MAI Rector
Company: Moscow Aviation Institute
"This morning, 73-year-old Anatoly Gerashchenko fell from a height, flying [down] several flights of stairs. The scientist received injuries incompatible with life. The doctors who arrived at the scene could not save the professor."
He served as the rector of MAI from 2007 to 2015. Gerashchenko is rumored to have fallen out with Putin's inner circle, leading to him being forced from his position as rector seven years ago. Reports claimed that Gerashchenko was removed from his post in 2015 in a 'takeover of the institute'. He was reportedly pushed out by then Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov, who is now directly involved in the Ukraine war.
The MAI stated that the advisor died in a result of an accident and his death was a "colossal loss for the MAI and the scientific and pedagogical community. Gerashchenko, who had published more than 100 scientific papers and articles, was also honored with the "Merit to the Fatherland" medal from the Russian government.
Cargo ID: #247
Full Name: Anatoly Gerashchenko
Russian Name: Геращенко Анатолий
Age: 73 years