2019-08-22 12:50:00

Founder of Russian icon museum - among victims of helicopter crash in Greece

Moscow, August 22, Interfax - Two Russians were killed in a helicopter crash near Greek island Poros, one of them was businessman and founder of the Russian icon museum Mikhail Abramov.

He was 55 years old. Abramov took up in business activities in 1985. He worked for Ingosstrakh insurance company and was involved in construction buildings in Moscow. He started collecting icons in 2000. Then he opened a private Museum of Russian icon.

A helicopter with two Russian tourists and a pilot aboard crashed near Greek island Poros, all three died, Yefimerida Greek information portal reported.

The edition says that while crashing, the helicopter broke the power line this leaving the whole island without electricity.