Natalia Pronina Wiki – Natalia Pronina Bio
Natalia Pronina was a Russian dancer, who was shot to death in front of her apartment in Moscow in what police are calling a “contract killing,” also known as an assassination.
Pronina was fatally shot twice in the chest by a masked suspect while entering her apartment building near the Akademicheskaya train station, The New York Post reported, citing East2West News. The dancer, who has won numerous international dance competitions, was returning from a choreography session, the outlet reported.
She was 33 years old.
Natalia Pronina Killed
Surveillance footage of the incident obtained by The Daily Mail shows Pronina’s final moments as the killer, sporting a hoodie and glasses, approaches her from behind and fires from a close range. According to East2West News, the suspect deployed a “non-lethal self-defense gun that was redesigned to fire real bullets for the hit,” The New York Post said.
The suspect is then seen fleeing the scene, The Daily Mail video shows.
Pronina was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died following emergency surgery, The Daily Mail continued.
Police have not yet revealed a suspect or motive behind the killing, the outlet said.
Rumores About Pronina
The New York Post reported that Pronina, a former nightclub performer, was “reportedly having an affair with a wealthy politician.”The “theory being investigated” is that the parliament member’s wife “discovered the secret relationship,” the outlet continued.
However, one of Pronina’s friends told the tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda that the dancer well-loved, indicating a potential motive behind the killing could have stemmed from “jealousy,” The New York Post said.
Alexander Kravchenko, Pronina’s 33-year-old boyfriend, is denying any involvement in the murder of his girlfriend, according to The Sun.
He told the outlet that he was working in Yalta, a resort city on the south coast of the Crimean Peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea, at the time of the crime.
The Sun reported that Kravchenko said Pronina “had a stalker and separately that she had a £6,000 — about $8,000 — debt that she had to repay.”