MOSCOW, February 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia's absolute equestrian sport champion, world cup winner in horse jumping competitions and a member of the Russian national team Arseny Shpakovsky, 34, died in a fire in the Moscow Region.
His body was found after a fire was extinguished at a stud farm located in the village of Bolshoye Syrkovo, the Moscow Region's Volokolamsk district, on Sunday, a spokeswoman for the Investigation Committee's Moscow regional department, Irina Gumennaya, told Itar-Tass.
Regional investigation authorities launched an inquiry into the case, the official said, adding that no violent death signs were found on site.
According to the preliminary information, the fire was caused by carelessness. The inquiry is underway to establish all the circumstances.
Muscovite Arseny Shpakovsky won the Russian Cup in the jumping competitions in June 2002 and won the Russia 2003 jumping champion title in August 2003.