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One of the leading Western executives working for big business in Russia was found dead close to the Kremlin on Thursday.

The body of Dr. Bruno Charles De Cooman was discovered beneath his luxury ninth-floor apartment near Red Square.

The article goes on to state the following:

The academic and businessman worked for Vladimir Putin’s fried Vladimir Lisin’s NLMK steel empire.

De Cooman, 59, arrived on Thursday at the historic House on the Embankment — besides the Moscow River almost opposite the Kremlin — with a friend.

A friend said De Cooman — a vice-president of NLMK — had planned to go upstairs and return.

However, his body was found minutes later on the ground below.

He was reported dead before the ambulance arrived on Serafimovicha Street.

Shocked colleagues said there were no signs that he was “suicidal.”

The report also stated:

De Cooman was a noted academic who had published more than 500 academic papers.

He had previously worked for technology giant Phillips and had worked in South Korea.

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