The RIA news agency reported that the minister tried to save the life of the photographer, who slipped from the beach into the water. Both men died. The minister was 55 years old. “We regret to inform you that the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Yevgeny Zenichev, died while working during an interministerial exercise in Norilsk to protect the Arctic region from emergency situations,” we read in a statement from the Ministry of Emergency Situations. led by Zenichev.

Ziniczew headed the Ministry of Emergency Situations, that is, EMERCOM, from 2018. Previously he worked in the security services of the USSR, then in Russia – first in the KGB, then in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSO). He was responsible for the personal protection of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.

For a short time he was the governor of the Kaliningrad region. From 2016 to 2018, he was Deputy Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB).

Source: RIA Nowosti, PAP