RBC: Coal billionaire Dmitry Bosov commits suicide

Russian billionaire Dmitry Bosov, owner of Sibanthracite Group, Russia’s largest producer of coal and the world’s largest exporter of ultra-high-grade anthracite, committed suicide on May 6, according to an RBC report citing two sources who were close to the entrepreneur.

“It’s true – Bosov isn’t alive,” the sources confirmed.An RBC source in law enforcement revealed that the police had responded to a suicide call in the village of Usovo near Moscow, where the businessman resided. Bosov committed suicide on the night of May 6, RBC reported. The reasons for his suicide are unknown.

Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed Bosov’s death. “Dmitry Bosov, 52, committed suicide at his residence in Usovo village near Moscow. Relatives found his body with a gunshot wound to the head on May 6. A Glock 19 Gen4 pistol was found next to the body,” the Investigative Committee reported.

Dmitry Bosov was the former owner of Siberian Anthracite, Russia’s largest coal producer and a world leader in the export of ultra high-grade anhtracite. Bosov had been on the supervisory board of Sibir Ice Hockey Club since 2008, while his company sponsored the Night Hockey League, an ice hockey tournament founded and frequented by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bosov’s other assets included mining company Vostok Coal, and Artplay, a popular art and design hub in Moscow.

The 2020 edition of Forbes’ World Billionaires List had Bosov in 1851st place with a fortune of $1.1 billion. Forbes’ 2020 Russian Billionaires list placed Bosov 86th.

Dmitry Bosov was born in 1968 in Barnaul. He held a master’s degree in engineering from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and had been on the board of the Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter since the 1990s.

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