Natalia Pronina Biography — Wiki
Natalia Pronina is an accomplished Russian dancer who was shot dead in Moscow by an unknown attacker for reportedly having an affair with a married politician. Surveillance camera footage shows an assassin approaching Pronina from the shadows and then firing two shots from close range, as the dancer collapses on the street.
The incident happened when Pronina was returning from a choreography session.
Natalia Pronin Age
Natalia Pronina, who won international dance competitions, including in the UK, was 30 years old at the time of death.
Natalia Pronina shot dead in Moscow street by a hooded assassin
Natalia Pronina was reportedly shot dead in Moscow in what is being investigated as a “contract killing” after reportedly having an affair with a wealthy politician. The suspect dropped the weapon and ran away, say reports citing law enforcement. Police sources have indicated this footage has so far not helped track the shooter.
Pronina was shot twice in the chest by the masked assassin outside her apartment building near the Akademicheskaya train station, East2West News reported.
She was targeted as she returned home from a choreography session, according to the news outlet.
Her former colleague, Anzhelika, said that “Men always clung to her and it is possible that one of the rejected fans could have killed her.”
What the footage shows
The surveillance footage shows a masked assassin appearing from nowhere and then approaching Pronina. He then stops and shoots Pronina from a close range, with both the bullets hitting her chest. The shooting took place close to her high-rise apartment block near Akademicheskaya metro station.
The striking brunette can be seen immediately collapsing, while the killer drops the gun and flees the scene. The unidentified gunman reportedly also released a stun grenade to distract attention from the shooting.
A DANCER was shot dead in the street in Moscow after having an affair with a man reported to be a politician.
Harrowing CCTV shows moment the killer approached Natalia Pronina, 30, from the shadows and shot her with a pistol from close range. pic.twitter.com/JKCtMyanij
— MassiVeMaC (@SchengenStory) December 27, 2020
Pronina was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she underwent surgery. However, she died two hours later, East2West News reported.
What we know so far about Natalia Pronin
It is still unclear why Pronina was killed. It was also reported that the assassin, dressed in a hoodie and wearing a mask and glasses, had used a non-lethal self-defense gun redesigned for shooting with real bullets.
“She had no enemies, I can say with absolute certainty,” her friend Valeria told the tabloid daily Komsomolskaya Pravda.
“Only one of her admirers could be behind this because of jealousy.”
Natalia Pronin Relationship with Wealthy Politician
Police are trying to explore a different theory that Pronina had been in a long term but the secret relationship with a wealthy man – believed to be an MP – who trained in martial arts. “They had been dating until this summer when the MP’s wife learned about the affair,” said a report in a local newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets.
Pronina reportedly also received threats from the MP’s wife. It was also reported that the assassin was dressed in a hoodie and wearing a mask and glasses and had used a non-lethal self-defense gun redesigned for shooting with real bullets.
The name of the MP hasn’t been revealed and it’s still not known how long their affair was. But that is not where the story ends.
Who is Natalia Pronin Boyfriend?
Natalia Pronina is survived by a boyfriend Alexander Kravchenko who has denied any involvement in the murder and said he was working in Yalta in the Crimea at the time, the Sun reported. Kravchenko also claimed she had a stalker and separately that she had a £6,000 — about $8,000 — debt that she had to repay.
There could be multiple theories to the gruesome murder of the dancer but police are yet to zero in on any clue and trace the suspect.
How well do you know Natalia Pronin?
Pronina is a “master of sport” in ballroom dancing, and had formed her own team to perform at VIP parties and elite clubs, including striptease, the outlet reported. Anzhelika said her former colleague “was not the type who dreams of a white dress and a bunch of kids.”
“Her work was her life. She earned well, she could afford a lot,” she said.
“Last year, she definitely traveled four times to Milan, where she also had fans. But this year, due to the pandemic, she did not fly anywhere,” she added.
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