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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 died while returning home from a choreography session. The attacker reportedly threw a stun grenade to distract himself from the shots.
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 he had a stalker and a separate £ 6,000 debt that he had to pay off.
The murderer, wearing a hoodie, a mask and goggles, also allegedly used a non-lethal self defense weapon that had been redesigned to shoot real 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, she is a real beauty,” he said.
“Men have always held onto her and some of the rejected fans may have killed them.
She added: “She did not have a serious relationship, she was not the kind of dreaming of a white dress and some babies.