Russian actor and Putin critic found dead in Moscow

Police suspect foul play after Alexei Devotchenko, critic of Vladimir Putin, discovered “in pool of blood”

A well-known Russian actor who was a vocal critic of the Kremlin has been found dead in suspicious circumstances at his home in Moscow.

Alexei Devotchenko, 49, was discovered in his apartment in the north of the city, police told Russia news agencies.

“There is reason to suppose that the artist’s death is of a criminal character,” said one law enforcement source.

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