Photographs of a crushed Putin over his associate's deathbed have traveled the world.
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For Putin, Zinichev was more than an associate, although he was officially the Minister of Emergency Situations.
He was also Putin's personal bodyguard for a while.
Melnik, who also died in the accident, arrived in Norilsk to choose a location for the shooting of a documentary about the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route, the ministry added.
"Alexander Melnik was at the place where the interdepartmental exercises of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were held," the ministry explained.
19 people died.
There are currently 110 patients on respirators, while 1.571 people have been hospitalized.
The total number of registered cases since the outbreak of the pandemic was 783.826, and 7.398 people lost their lives due to complications caused by coronavirus infection.
"The law must work for everyone"
According to Montenegrin media, they refused to transport Metropolitan Joanikije and Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church Porfirije.
This was confirmed for RTCG by the director of the Directorate for Emergency Situations in the Ministry of the Interior of Montenegro, Miodrag Beovi.
Beovi stated that all legal actions were taken against them in accordance with the law.