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Putin Critic 'Found Dead' In Moscow Apartment

Political analyst Vladimir Pribylovsky was a well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (file photo)

A noted Russian political analyst and journalist, Vladimir Pribylovsky, has reportedly been found dead at the age of 59.

Pribylovsky's colleague, historian Yury Felshtinsky, wrote on the Facebook and Live Journal social networks on January 13 that he was found dead in his Moscow apartment, adding that he had "no further information at this point."

Russian officials have not commented on Pribylovsky's reported death.

In 2007, police searched Pribylovsky's apartment and confiscated his computers and electronic materials related to his book "The Corporation: Russia and KGB in the Age of President Putin," which was co-authored with Felshtinsky and printed in New York in 2009.

The book was reissued In 2012 under the title "The Corporation: Russia and KGB at Centuries' Crossing."

Pribylovsky signed the opposition petition "Putin Must Go" in 2010.