A spokesman for the interior ministry for the Sverdlovsk region told CNN that Borodin's apartment was found locked from the inside, suggesting that "no one exited the apartment and most likely there were no strangers in there" at the time of his fall.
Novy Den chief editor Polina Rumyantseva said Mr Borodin's death may not have been an accident or suicide. Borodin was not drunk and asked Bashkov to find him a lawyer, as he thought the armed men were waiting for a warrant to search his apartment, according to Radio Free Europe.
"Several versions are being considered, including that this was an unfortunate accident, but there is no sign a crime has been committed", it added.
In a statement on Twitter, Harlem Désir, the media freedom representative for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, an intergovernmental body, expressed "serious concern" about Borodin's death.
In March, Borodin had written about the secretive Wagner group, a mercenary paramilitary organisation that reportedly operates alongside Syrian forces, but has been denied by the Kremlin. It is claimed they were from the Wagner Group, a private army Moscow is said to be using in Syria. In February, he broke a story about Russian mercenaries who died in an armed confrontation with US forces near Deir-Ezzor, Syria. Numerous people are believed to have worked on Russia's behalf during the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
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Mr Prigozhin was indicted by the USA in February on charges that he funded the "troll factory" alleged to have tried to influence the 2016 presidential election. US-led forces bombed pro-Syrian fighters in the area on February 7.
Russian investigative journalist Maksim Borodin of Yekaterinburg has died of injuries sustained on April 12 when he fell from the window of his fifth-floor apartment.
The ruble has weakened 10 percent against the dollar in the past year, with much of the decline following the U.S.'s introduction of sanctions on dozens of Russian tycoons, companies and key allies of President Vladimir Putin.
Syrian air defenses repel missile attack on airbase over Homs
Reuters cited Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon as saying that "there is no USA military activity in that area at this time". Earlier this month, four Iranian military personnel were killed in an airstrike on the Syrian T4 air base in Homs.
Journalists and pro-democracy campaigners have previously been subject to attacks in Russian Federation, with 58 people killed in the country since 1992, according to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists.
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