Chilling moment dancer is gunned down in a Moscow street

Chilling moment dancer is gunned down in a Moscow street by masked assassin after ‘affair with politician’

  • WARNING: Distressing content 
  • Natalia Pronina, 30, of Moscow, was gunned down at close range by masked man
  • The chilling CCTV footage shows Ms Pronina entering her apartment in Russia 
  • Attacker reportedly released stun grenade to distract attention from shooting

This is the harrowing moment a dancer was shot twice in the chest by a masked assassin outside her apartment block in Russia. 

Natalia Pronina, 30, from Moscow, was gunned down at close range by a hooded and masked man as she returned to her home near to the Akademicheskaya metro station from a choreography session.  

The chilling CCTV footage shows Ms Pronina entering her apartment before the masked assassin creeps up behind her and shoots her twice in the chest.  

The chilling CCTV footage shows Natalia Pronina, 30, entering her apartment before the masked assassin creeps up behind her and shoots her twice in the chest

Ms Pronina, 30, from Moscow, was gunned down as she returned to her home near to the Akademicheskaya metro station from a choreography session

The attacker reportedly released a stun grenade to distract attention from the shooting before he dropped the weapon and fled, according to reports citing law enforcement.

Police sources have reportedly indicated that the footage has not yet helped track the shooter who may have been a contract killer ordered to murder her.

One theory is that the former nightclub dancer was reportedly having an affair with a ‘wealthy’ politician but that his wife had become aware of the relationship.  

One theory is that the former nightclub dancer (pictured) was reportedly having an affair with a ‘wealthy’ politician but that his wife had become aware of the relationship

Another is that she was killed by a local stalker whose romantic overtures she had rejected. 

Harrowing CCTV caught the moment Ms Pronina saw the killer approach her from the shadows, before he shot her with a pistol from close range. 

Ms Pronia, who won prizes at international dance festivals including in Britain, was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery but died two hours after the attack.


Ms Pronia (left and right) won prizes at international dance festivals including in Britain. She was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery but died two hours after the attack

One friend revealed how Ms Pronia had ‘no enemies’. A boyfriend named Alexander Kravchenko who lives in the Crimea has denied any link to the murder

A boyfriend named Alexander Kravchenko who lives in the Crimea has denied any link to the murder.

He claimed that she had a stalker and separately that she had a £6,000 debt that she needed to repay.

One friend Valeria told Komsomolskaya Pravda: ‘She had no enemies, I can say with absolute certainty. Only one of her admirers could be behind this because of jealousy.’

A former dancing colleague, Anzhelika said: ‘Natalia (pictured) not only danced beautifully she is a real beauty’ 

A ‘master of sport’ in ballroom dancing, Natalia (pictured) is known to have formed her own team to perform at VIP corporate parties and elite clubs – including striptease

Police are reportedly investigating a theory that Ms Pronina (pictured) had been in a long-term but secret relationship with a wealthy man

A former dancing colleague Anzhelika said: ‘Natalia not only danced beautifully she is a real beauty.

‘Men always clung to her and it is possible that one of the rejected fans could have killed her.’

A ‘master of sport’ in ballroom dancing, she is known to have formed her own team to perform at VIP corporate parties and elite clubs – including striptease. 

Police are reportedly investigating a theory that Ms Pronina had been in a long-term but secret relationship with a wealthy man, believed to be an MP, who trained in martial arts, according to the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper. 


‘They had been dating until this summer, when the MP’s wife learned about the affair,’ said a report. The dancer (left and right) had faced ‘threats’ from the woman, it was claimed

‘They had been dating until this summer, when the MP’s wife learned about the affair,’ said a report.

The dancer had faced ‘threats’ from the woman, it was claimed.

It was also reported that the assassin, dressed in a hoodie and wearing a mask and glasses, had used a non-lethal self-defence gun redesigned for shooting with real bullets.

‘She earned well, she could afford a lot. Last year, she definitely travelled four times to Milan where she also had fans’, a former dance colleague, Anzhelika, said

Dance colleague Anzhelika revealed how her ‘work was her life’ and was ‘not the type who dreams of a white dress and a bunch of kids’. Pictured: Natalia Pronina

‘She did not have a serious relationship,’ said Anzhelika.

‘She was not the type who dreams of a white dress and a bunch of kids. Her work was her life.

‘She earned well, she could afford a lot. Last year, she definitely travelled four times to Milan where she also had fans.

‘But this year, due to the pandemic, she did not fly anywhere.’

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