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The News in Brief

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Prepared by The Messenger Staff

Former Vice-President of Gazprombank Found Dead in Apartment Wife and Children

Former vice-president of Gazprombank Vladislav Avaev was found dead in his apartment with his wife and children, Russian media outlets report.

Tass quoted a source, saying that Avaev first killed his wife, then his son and finally committed suicide.

The bodies of Avaev and his wife and children were found by a family member in a Moscow apartment after the driver and nanny informed him that the Avaevs were not in contact and that the door of the apartment was locked from the inside.

An investigation has been launched into the incident. The prosecution is considering several directions.

Rikoti Tunnel Closes for 10 hours

According to the Department of Highways, all types of traffic will be prohibited in the Rikoti Tunnel from 21:00 on April 19 to 07:00 on April 20.

According to them, the ban on traffic is related to inspection works.

“During the closure of the road tunnel, the flow of vehicles will be switched to the Rikoti Tunnel Revenue Road. The Department of Roads urges residents to drive properly and obey the statement issued by the Department of Roads.”

Central Bank of Russia: Time When we Could Live on Supplies is Coming to an End

The head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Elvira Nabulina, says that “the period when Russia could live on supplies is coming to an end.”

As Nabulina noted in a speech to the State Duma, under the terms of the sanctions, the country's economy will still be able to function for some time, given the existing reserves, although these reserves are running out.

Nabulina says that already in the 2nd, 3rd quarter, the Russian economy will be structurally transformed and new business models will be found.

“As the central bank, we understand very well that there will be a significant increase in prices for certain goods during this period. Therefore, inflation will be higher than the target number. ... We must go through this period of adaptation. “We hope to return to 4% inflation by 2024,” Nabulina stated.