The Search For The Missing Skillbox Founder Igor Koropov

The Search For The Missing Skillbox Founder Igor Koropov
The Search For The Missing Skillbox Founder Igor Koropov

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Video: Таинственное исчезновение основателя Skillbox, Игоря Коропова, в Сочи. 2022, December
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On November 6, the body of Skillbox founder Igor Koropov, who had previously been declared missing, was found in the Black Sea. The company confirmed his death. Igor topped the Forbes list as the most promising Russian entrepreneur under 30. We tell the whole story from the moment of Igor's disappearance and the details of what happened. Igor Koropov, 31, disappeared on the night of November 1 in Sochi. According to the preliminary version, he left the Sochi hotel at night and headed towards the pier of the Imereti port. "At about 3 am, he left the Radisson Collection Hotel and has not been in touch since then. Igor did not tell his family or friends anything, according to plans on Monday he was supposed to be in touch during working hours," wrote on November 3 on his Facebook page Ochir Mandzhikov, vice president of communications at Mail.ru Group (the company is the main co-owner of Skillbox). Footage from CCTV cameras appeared on the Internet, on which, presumably, Koropov was captured. In the video, a man rides a scooter along the Imeretinskaya embankment and turns to the exit to the sea. Skillbox co-founder Sergey Popkov said that Koropov came to Sochi for a weekend break and stopped communicating on the night of October 31 to November 1. Popkov also said that Igor had no obvious ill-wishers. In addition, according to him, Koropov was not inclined to make impulsive decisions, so if he decided to leave, he would have warned. The search for the missing person was started by the police and the search and rescue team "Lisa Alert". An orientation to Koropov was posted on the squad's website. "Signs: height 170 centimeters, medium build, dark blond hair short, brown eyes. Dressed: light beige sweatshirt with a hood, brown trousers, white sports shoes," - said in the description. Volunteers and relatives of Igor pasted the landmarks throughout the coastal zone, called Sochi hospitals, and interviewed possible witnesses. According to the site "Lisa Alert", during the daytime, the coastline was examined continuously, later drones were used for searches. On the third day, two boats and divers joined the search. In the Adler region, a phone, a backpack and a scooter of the missing were found. On November 6, the body of Igor Koropov was found in the Black Sea. The Sochi Department of Internal Affairs reported that he was found by a wakeboard coach when he was giving a lesson for the group. The body was located 250 meters from the Imereti port and 300 meters from the coast, at the mouth of the Mzymta River. It clarifies that the body has no signs of a violent death. As the main one, the version is being worked out that Koropov could drown. The reason will be officially announced after the forensic examination. The founder of the online university Skillbox topped the Forbes 2020 list as the most promising Russian entrepreneur under 30. In 4 years, he was able to develop the company from two courses in web design and web development to 150 programs, in which 40 thousand students study. In 2019, Mail.ru Group became a co-owner of Skillbox, having increased its share in the startup to 60.33% by the end of the year. According to forecasts, by 2021 Skillbox's revenue could reach five billion rubles.

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