Dmitry Zelenov was visiting friends in Antibes, a prominent city on the French Riviera. Zelenov was feeling unwell while dining out. According to Daily Mail, he fell from a flight of stairs, suffering a serious head injury. The Daily Beast reports that Zelenov was taken to Hospital Pasteur in Nice, but doctors could not help him as he succumbed to his condition.
Zelenov became a billionaire after the Soviet Union fell by creating the real estate giant ‘Don-Story’.He was frequently listed among Forbes’ wealthiest Russians as the owner of that company. When the global financial crisis hit in 2008, Zelenov conceded considerable financial losses, and the government seized his company.
There have been a series of bizarre deaths among Russia’s elite.
It is the latest in a series of baffling deaths among Russian elites related to the Ukraine conflict. Anatoly Nikolaevich Gerashchenko, a former Putin ally and aviation expert, died in a suspicious manner similar to Zelenov’s death.