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A Russian dancer who allegedly had an affair with a politician was murdered on a Moscow street.
Natalia Pronina, 30, was pursued by a masked assassin who fired a pistol at point-blank range.
The talented dancer was killed when she was returning home from a choreography session. The attacker reportedly threw a stun grenade to distract himself from the shots.
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Police experts believe that the gunman may have been a hit man to eliminate them.
Police are investigating the theory that she had a long-term secret relationship with a wealthy man who is a legislator.
They were together until this summer and, according to the Russian magazine Moskovsky Komsomolets, when the deputy’s wife found out about the case, she was exposed to threats from the woman.
His friend Alexander Kravchenko, 33, denied any connection to the murder and said he was in Yalta, Crimea, where he was working at the time.
He claimed that he had a stalker and a separate £ 6,000 debt that he had to pay off.
The killer, who was wearing a hoodie and mask and glasses, also allegedly used a non-lethal self-defense weapon that had been redesigned to fire live bullets.
Friends suggested that she was killed on the orders of someone whose advances she rejected.
A former dance colleague, Anzhelika, seemed to support the theory that a despised admirer could be behind the murder.
“Natasha not only danced beautifully, but she is a true beauty,” she said.
“Men have always clung to her and it is possible that some of the rejected fans have killed them.
She added: “She didn’t have a serious relationship, she wasn’t the type to dream of a white dress and some babies.