According to his own ministry, the news agency RIA reports that Ginichev died while saving another person’s life.
The ministry’s message should not have provided further details.
The Minister of Emergency Preparedness participated in an exercise in the Arctic regions of Russia. The exercise is said to have taken place near the town of Norilsk in eastern Siberia, 288 km north of Moscow.
Margarita Simonjan, editor-in-chief of the Russian news channel Russia Today, said Ginichev had died while rescuing a cameraman who had slipped and fallen into the water. Moscow Times.
“There were many witnesses, but no one even had time to find out what happened when Ginichev jumped into the water after the fallen man and landed on an elongated rock,” the newspaper quoted Simonson as saying.
This is not currently officially confirmed.
Became 55 years old
General Evgeny Ginichev turned 55 years old.
Ginichev was a KGB officer from 1987 to 1991 and continued in the FSP intelligence service even after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was also a member of the Communist Party during the Soviet Union.
He was appointed General last year and has been a minister since May 2018. Genevieve was also a member of the Russian Security Council and is said to have been part of former President Vladimir Putin’s security profile.
The Kremlin says they have been notified of the incident.