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OMSK, April 17 (Itar-Tass) — Deputy prime minister of the Omsk region, Minister of Agriculture and Food Vladimir Rarov died of car crash-related injured in hospital on Tuesday morning.
The head-on collision between his service car and a Zhiguli occurred at the 51st kilometre of the Omsk-Tara highway on Saturday. The Zhiguli driver was drunk, an official at the regional agriculture ministry told Itar-Tass.
Rarov worked in the Bolsherechye district for 18 years. For ten years, he was head of the Bolsherechye administration.
In 2005, he was awarded the honorary title “The Best Municipal Civil Servant of Russia.”
He became regional agriculture minister in 2008. Rarov was awarded the title of “Honorary Russian Agriculture Worker,” and the gold medal “For Special Services to the Omsk region.”
Three out of four people in Zhiguli were killed in the car crash on the spot, including the driver. Three persons from the regional minister’s Toyota Camry were rushed to the Omsk hospital with serious injuries.