Grigory Kochenov, the 41-year-old creative director of AGIMA, a large Russian IT company, fell to his death from his 6th floor balcony in Nizhny Novgorod .while police officers were conducting a search of his apartment on 7 December 2022.
Who Was Grigory Kochenov ? A Trailblazer in His Field !
Grigoriy Kochenov was born and brought up in Nizhny Novgorod. Grigoriy studied Architecture in Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (NNGASU) . He dropped out in his fifth year and went into digital. Grigoriy Kochenov created his first responsive website was in 1998. He moved to Moscow in 2000. He worked as a designer and art director in various web studios. In 2006 Grigoriy Kochenov joined AGIMA and was the Creative Director of AGIMA Advertising Agency.
Grigory Kochenov worked as the creative director of Agima, an IT company specializing in software development, analytics, and design. Agima positions itself as “the largest integrator of digital solutions,” and works regularly with AliExpress, Leroy Merlin, Gazfond, VTB Capital, and other large corporate clients.
He taught graphic design courses and classes on illustration, adaptive web design and creative team management. He created book covers for Cambridge University Press and Hart Publishing, as well as illustrations for Snob and Gambling magazines.
Grigory executed large-scale high-tech Internet projects for companies such as Raiffeisenbank, AlfaStrakhovanie, URALSIB, MegaFon and many others. He was also a regular speaker at major Russian and international conferences. He become one of top speakers at the digital events
He was married and had three children. After divorce the children live with their mother.
How Do We Know Grigory Kochenov’s Death Wasn’t A Suicide?
In Nizhny Novgorod, the creative director of a large Russian IT company AGIMA, Grigory Kochenov, fell to his death by jumping out of a window.
According to Local Telegram channels NiMash and ENews112, Police reached Grigory Kochenov’s apartment regarding “pedophilia” investigation. Kochenov opened the door, signed the search warrant, and allowed the Police Team into his apartment for investigation. Then he is said to have gone to the balcony and allegedly fell down from his 6th floor balcony.
As per the “unverified” local news Telegram channel NiMash ,around 20TB of child pornography was found in Kochenov’s apartment during the search.
A local resident of Volodarskogo Street found the body of a man and called an ambulance .
Nizhny Novgorod’s Investigative Committee Team refused to comment on suspicious death of Grigory Kochenov. They also did not comment about the charges against Kochenov and whether a search had really taken place at his apartment.
The Curious Case of Grigory Kochenov Death: What Sets Him Apart?
Kochenov’s friends have rejected the allegations spread by the local media. Artem Pchelyakov, a UI designer who previously worked at Agima, called the allegations “insane.” Kristina Lyaptseva, Agima’s communications director, described Grigory Kochenov as a “kind, honest, and open” person. “They took you away, but we all know the truth,” she said, addressing Kochenov.
Agima’s founder Alexander Bogdanov is certain that the “pedophilia” and “child porn” rumors about Kochenov are “complete garbage”.
We think these flashy allegations are completely unfounded. Following our colleague’s death, the press used words like “pedophilia” and “child porn.” This is complete garbage. We all knew Grigory as a super-correct, super-exemplary person. In the 15 years of working with him, I got to know him as a workaholic who could work for days on end. He was very well-known on the digital market and among designers. What he’s accused of simply can’t be true.
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