On March 24, billionaire Vasily Melnikov, who headed the medical supply giant MedStom, was found dead along with his wife, Galina, and their two young sons in their multi-million-dollar apartment in Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
The trio had all been stabbed to death and the murder knives were recovered at the crime scene, Newsweek reported. Russian authorities concluded Melnikov killed his family before stabbing himself to death.
“These aren’t dissidents,” said John Hardie, a Russia research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “They could be getting hit by contract killers or it could also be some sort of warring business clans.”
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Full Name: Vasily Melnikov
Russian Name: Василий Мельников