As it became known to Kommersant, the investigating authorities of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (TFR) for Moscow are conducting a pre-investigation check on the alleged suicide of Grigory Klinishov, one of the creators of the two-stage thermonuclear bomb. The body of a 92-year-old scientist was found in a noose, the note spoke of a voluntary departure from life. Nevertheless, the investigation will examine the circumstances of the incident.
The Zamoskvoretsky Investigation Department of the Main Investigative Committee of the ICR for Moscow is conducting a pre-investigation check into the alleged suicide of Grigory Klinishov. His body was found by his daughter in an apartment on Kosmodamianskaya embankment. A note was found next to the scientist, on whose neck injuries characteristic of hanging were found. In it, according to Kommersant, Mr. Klinishov says goodbye to his family and friends and explains that he passed away voluntarily.
The reasons for the suicide could be the severe illness of the scientist and the death of his wife.
Nevertheless, an audit is being carried out, as a result of which a procedural decision will be made to initiate a criminal case, including under Art. 110 (incitement to suicide) of the Criminal Code, or a refusal to do so.
Soviet engineer-physicist, candidate of physical and mathematical sciences (1967) and laureate of the Lenin Prize (1962) Grigory Klinishov was one of the creators of the first Soviet two-stage thermonuclear bomb RDS-37, which was tested at the Semipalatinsk test site – it was dropped from a Tu-16 bomber.