Yesterday it became known about the death of Irina Izmestyeva – the wife of ex-senator and businessman Igor Izmestyev. This was reported on Instagram by Miranda Mirianashvili, who was her friend. Irina died suddenly and under rather strange circumstances – she was found dead at home in London. Apparently, death occurred in a dream. She was not sick with the coronavirus.
Suddenly, suddenly my friend died. Very close and beloved Ira Izmestyeva. There are few in the world such bright, loyal, strong, and even beautiful women. She coughed, they said, took antibiotics, did not feel well for several days. Not covid,
– wrote Miranda.
A businessman familiar with the deceased, Yevgeny Chichvarkin, said that in recent years Irina was an active participant in a property dispute (he could not disclose its details) and was found dead just during its next stage.
I really hope that the special services of the UK are investigating this case properly, with due diligence, and maybe we will someday find out what really happened,
– said the businessman.
Evgeny Chichvarkin noted that he knew Izmestyeva as a very “healthy, positive, strong and cheerful person.”
In the telegram channel “Nebozhena” they wrote that Irina died of pneumonia, and Yevgeny Chichvarkin was accused of wanting to “hyip” – allegedly he had not seen Izmest'eva for five years.
Irina's husband Igor Izmestyev was a senator from Bashkiria from 2001 to 2006 and owned the Korpus oil company. According to Yevgeny Chichvarkin, Izmest'ev was in conflict with the Rakhimov couple (Murtaz Rakhimov was the president of Bashkortostan from 1993 to 2010), who, according to Chichvarkin, “considered Bashkiria their own.”
In 2005, as Chichvarkin writes, members of the Kingisepp organized criminal group called Izmestyev the customer of many murders. A criminal case was opened against him, after which he flew to London. However, according to Chichvarkin, thanks to the FSB officers, they managed to “lure” him to Kyrgyzstan, from where he was deported to Russia, where he was convicted and given a life sentence for organizing the murders.
It is clear, as in any prosecution, the number of errors, oddities, inconsistencies in this case is absolutely overwhelming,
– notes Evgeny Chichvarkin.
In 2017, human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseeva asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon Izmestyev. The head of state, she said, promised her to do it. Her words were confirmed by Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
Yes. The President said that it is possible and that it will take time,
– he noted.
Izmest'ev was still not released.
According to Chichvarkin, the reason is in the money that Izmestyev took out of Russia and did not give to the authorities. He has been in prison for 15 years.
In marriage, the couple raised two daughters.