Deputy Head of the Main Directorate for Countering Extremism

Rank: Major General of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

A senior Russian general has died of an apparent suicide in a Moscow suburb early Monday, just weeks after he was reportedly sacked by President Vladimir Putin. Russian Ministry of the Interior Maj. Gen. Vladimir Makarov, 72, was found dead in the village of Golikovo, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
Makarov was at his country house in Golikovo village near Moscow with his wife Valentina before his death. She claimed to have heard the sound of a gunshot at 7am. A Berkut-2M hunting rifle was found nearby, reports said, although other accounts said a pistol was discovered. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the head, according to Russian-language news outlet SOTA. The couple’s adult son summoned an ambulance to the home, but the general could not be saved.
Unconfirmed reports alleged that the general had fallen into a “deep depression” after being terminated by Putin. Relatives were quoted as saying that Makarov did not know “what to do with himself” in his forced retirement.

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Full Name: Nikolay Yegorovich Makarov

Russian Name: Макаров Николай Егорович