Russian Oil Chief Dies In Fall From sixth Floor Window; Company Blames Death On ‘Illness’

Ravil Maganov, the chairman of the board of Lukoil — the second-largest oil firm in Russia — died amid mysterious circumstances Thursday, in line with The Day by day Beast.

State-owned information outlet Tass quoted sources that mentioned he fell from a sixth-floor hospital window in Moscow. Tass later added that Maganov took his personal life by leaping, in line with the BBC.

Lukoil omitted any point out of a fall in its information launch and mentioned Maganov’s dying on the Central Scientific Hospital resulted from underlying well being points he suffered.

“We deeply regret to announce that Ravil Maganov, Chairman of PJSC LUKOIL Board of Directors, passed away following a severe illness,” Lukoil wrote. “Ravil Maganov immensely contributed to the development of not only the Company, but of the entire Russian oil and gas sector.”

Russian information outlet RIA Novosti reported that the hospital confirmed Maganov’s dying and that authorities had been investigating the matter. Tass cited an unnamed legislation enforcement official claiming Maganov had been hospitalized for a coronary heart assault and was on antidepressants when he died, in line with Bloomberg.

Maganov joined Lukoil in 1993 and have become chairman in 2020. His firm notably condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and wrote in a February letter to shareholders that Lukoil helps “the immediate cessation of the armed conflict,” in line with the Day by day Beast.

The 67-year-old joins a considerable roster of Russian bankers and oil and gasoline executives who’ve died beneath suspicious circumstances this yr. Lukoil’s billionaire ex-manager Alexander Subbotin was discovered lifeless of an obvious coronary heart assault within the residence of a shaman in Mytishchi in Could, in line with Newsweek. Tass reported that voodoo rituals occurred on the residence and that Subbotin was intoxicated when he died.

Leonid Shulman — an government at Russia’s third-largest financial institution, Gazprombank — was discovered lifeless at his Leningrad cottage in January of an obvious suicide, in line with the New York Publish.

The following month, former Gazprombank government Alexander Tyulyakov was discovered hanged in his St. Petersburg storage. Former vp of Gazprombank, Vladislav Avayev, was discovered lifeless in April of a gunshot wound subsequent to his spouse and daughter at their Moscow residence. Authorities mentioned they suspected the incident was a murder-suicide.

One day later, Sergei Protosenya — the rich ex-manager of Russia’s second-largest gasoline producer, Novatek — was discovered hanged in a Spanish villa. His spouse and daughter had been discovered lifeless with stab wounds. Investigators theorized the incident a murder-suicide as effectively.

Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Maganov with the Order of Alexander Nevsky on the Kremlin in 2019, in line with EuroNews. Maganov leaves behind a household, together with his brother Nail Ulfatovich Maganov, who’s the CEO of Tatneft — a large Russian oil producer.