Deputy Director of the Department of Cooperation in the Asian and Pacific region Alexander Shilin shot his ex-wife and underage daughter from a shotgun, and then committed suicide.
The Moscow police found the bodies of all three in his apartment on May 15th.
The investigation has already established that the spouse of the diplomat died first: he fired a shotgun straight into her face. His minor daughter tried to run away and was shot in the back. Having dealt with the members of his former family, Russian diplomat shot himself in the mouth.
Sources of newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets in the Moscow police think that Shilin’s wife might have blackmailed him. According to them, the woman had some information, which, if disclosed, could put an end to his diplomatic career.
Alexander Shilin was the owner and CEO of a large company Triada Holding, which dealt with costly restoration work on important sites of Russia’s historical heritage. In particular, among the objects that his company has won contracts for are the church of St. Basil the Blessed, the Tsar Bell, the Bolshoi Theater, etc.