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Russian Journalist Dead After Mysterious Fall From Apartment Window

A Russian investigative journalist who exposed the deaths of Russian mercenaries working in Syria has died after a mysterious fall from his fifth-floor balcony in the city of Yekaterinburg on Sunday, according to The Guardian. Maksim Borodin, 32, was working as a reporter for the Yekaterinburg’s Novy Den website, but gained national attention after his reports detailed the Russian private military company Wagner’s role inside of Syria. Borodin was also known for his investigations into prisons and corrupt officials inside his native Sverdlovsk region. In 2017, Borodin told journalists that he was struck on the head with a metal pipe …read more