Exiled Putin foe who bought residence to Ivanka Trump mysteriously discovered useless in DC


A well known businessman residing in exile within the US after criticizing Russia’s Vladimir Putin was discovered useless outdoors his house constructing in an upscale neighborhood of Washington, DC, police stated.

Dan Rapoport, 52, was found mendacity on the sidewalk outdoors 2400 Essential St. residences within the Georgetown neighborhood shortly earlier than 9 p.m. Sunday, in keeping with police.

Police stated they made the grim discovery after responding to a name a few “jumper.”

No explanation for loss of life has been launched, however police stated, “Right now, we don’t suspect foul play.”

Rapoport was discovered useless outdoors the 2400 Essential St. house constructing in Washington, DC, on Sunday evening.
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Rapoport's dog, Boy, was said to have been located in a nearby park, along with more than $2,600in cash and a suicide note.
Rapoport’s canine, Boy, was stated to have been situated in a close-by park, together with greater than $2,600 in money and a suicide word.

Information of his loss of life was first reported by Yuniya Pugacheva, former editor of Russian Tatler, who claimed in a put up on her Telegram channel that Rapoport died by suicide, and that his canine — a mixed-breed pup named Boy — was situated in a close-by park, together with a suicide word and money.

Pugacheva claimed that she final noticed Rapoport, an funding banker and former co-owner of the favored Moscow nightclub Soho Rooms, again in Could on the Connaught bar in London, the place she stated he was, “as all the time, within the firm of younger ladies,” after his spouse had purportedly left him.

Two days before his death, this post depicting Marlon Brando in "Apocalypse Now" appeared on Rapoport's Facebook page.
Two days earlier than his loss of life, this put up depicting Marlon Brando in “Apocalypse Now” appeared on Rapoport’s Fb web page.
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Nonetheless, Rapoport’s widow, Alena Rapoport, denied that her husband’s loss of life was self-inflicted.

“There have been no suicide notes, no suicide, no journey to London, no breakup,” Alena careworn to the Russian information outlet RBC, including that Rapoport’s loss of life was being investigated by the authorities.

Two days earlier than he died, Rapoport posted what would develop into his remaining Fb standing replace: a haunting picture of Marlon Brando as Colonel Kurtz in “Apocalypse Now,” accompanied by the quote: “The horror, the horror.”

Police recovered on the scene of the incident a number of private gadgets purportedly belonging to Rapoport, together with greater than $2,600 in money, a damaged cellphone and a cracked headphone, the Every day Mail reported.

The information web site additionally reported that within the months main as much as his loss of life, Rapoport was allegedly locked in a feud with a Russian enterprise capital agency, which was making an attempt to cheat him out of $10,000, he claimed in a message to a buddy.

Rapoport was born in Latvia when the Baltic state was nonetheless a part of the Soviet Union. In 1980, his household emigrated to the US after being granted political asylum.

In 1991, Rapoport graduated from the College of Houston, and after the autumn of the Soviet Union, he moved to Russia to pursue a profession as an funding banker.

Alena Rapoport, Dan's widow, right, denied that her husband took his own life.
Alena Rapoport (proper), Dan’s widow, denied that her husband took his personal life.
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Rapoport left Russia in 2012 over his help of dissident Alexei Navalny — who’s presently serving a prolonged sentence at a infamous maximum-security jail — and returned to the US along with his first spouse, a style mannequin named Irina.

The Rapoports settled in a stately, multimillion-dollar residence within the high-end Kalorma part of DC.

In 2016, Rapoport bought the property to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who had decamped to the capital to affix Donald Trump’s administration.

Rapoport, who was by then divorced, moved shortly after to Kyiv, Ukraine, the place he met his second spouse, Alena, a virologist.

A Russian journalist claimed she last saw Rapoport in the company of young women at a London bar in May. This is an undated photo of the businessman.
A Russian journalist claimed she final noticed Rapoport within the firm of younger ladies at a London bar in Could. That is an undated picture of the businessman.
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In 2016, Rapoport sold this home he owned in the Kalorama section of DC to Jared and Ivanka Trump.
In 2016, Rapoport bought this residence he owned within the Kalorama part of DC to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
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Rapoport had emerged as a staunch supporter of Ukraine’s independence and criticized Putin’s annexation of Crimea.

After the battle with Russia broke out in February, Alena Rapoport instructed RBC that her husband evacuated her and their daughter from Kyiv, however then went again “to assist my nation,” she stated.

“Later we had been supposed to fulfill within the US,” the widow stated.

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