"The cause of his death is thought to have been a heart attack," the Kremlin said.
Latyshev was made a presidential envoy in May 2000.
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The current contract portfolio of Russian arms exporters is worth about $46 billion. Annual exports total $15 billion, and this will ensure uninterrupted deliveries for the next three years, even in the worst-case scenario. The list of the main buyers of Russian weapons is unlikely to change drastically.