Russia’s ex-Deputy Prime Minister Prikhodko is dead

Russia’s former deputy prime minister Sergey Prikhodko, died at the age of 64, Kommersant newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing two sources close to  Prikhodko’s family.

According to the newspaper, the diplomat, who also used to serve as the head of the Russian government’s executive office, died after a protracted illness.

The exact reason for the death was not disclosed.

The Russian cabinet confirmed Prikhodko’s death to Sputnik. 

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