"Our colleague, the first head of the department for interaction with the media of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Major General of Justice Vladimir Ivanovich Markin, has passed away. This is a heavy loss for all of us", - says the website of the department.
No cause of death is given.
As Mash clarifies, recently Vladimir Markin was seriously ill. Recall that the Major General of Justice was a TV presenter, journalist, producer.
It should be noted that Vladimir Markin believed that the Investigative Committee should be an "open structure" and "more closely" work with the media. He was appointed by the president to head the ICR's media relations department. Markin filed a letter of resignation from the Investigative Committee in 2016. After that, Alexander Bastrykin included him in the Public Council at the Investigative Committee of Russia. In October of the same year, Vladimir Markin was appointed First Deputy General Director of PJSC RusHydro, and in January 2017 he was elected to the Management Board of PJSC RusHydro.