A US citizen has committed suicide in the centre of Moscow.
According to the interior affairs' Basmanny department, the incident took place at 00.20 this morning, Moscow time.
The body of Bench Charles Joseph, 45, director general of the Multipage company, with a wound in the head was discovered in a flat in 28/30, 1 Friedrich Engels Street. The police found a Walther pistol near the body, which had fired the shot.
According to a witness, Bench Charles Joseph's girlfriend, 29, the businessman committed the suicide while she was in the bathroom.
She said Joseph had lately been very stressed because of the financial problems in the company.
An investigative and operative group is working at the scene. The investigation is probing into the circumstances of the incident.