Russian oil govt dies after falling from hospital window, sources say

Russian oil govt dies after falling from hospital window, sources say

Ravil Maganov, the chairman of Russia’s second-largest oil producer, Lukoil, died on Thursday after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, two sources acquainted with the scenario mentioned, changing into the most recent in a collection of businessmen to fulfill with sudden unexplained deaths.

The sources confirmed experiences by a number of Russian media retailers that the 67-year-old had plunged to his demise, however the circumstances surrounding his fall had been unclear.

Two individuals who knew Maganov properly informed Reuters they believed it was extremely unlikely he had dedicated suicide.

One other supply near the corporate mentioned there was a perception inside Lukoil administration that he had killed himself, however he had not seen proof or paperwork to help that.

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Requested by Reuters in the event that they had been investigating the demise as suspicious, Moscow police referred the query to the state’s Investigative Committee. The Committee didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Lukoil mentioned in an announcement that Maganov had “handed away following a critical sickness.”

“Lukoil’s many hundreds of workers mourn deeply for this grievous loss and categorical their honest condolences to Ravil Maganov’s household,” it mentioned.

Different unexplained deaths

A number of different senior executives with ties to Russia’s power business have died all of a sudden in unclear circumstances previously few months.

The day after Russia despatched its forces into Ukraine in February, a Gazprom govt, Alexander Tyulakov, was discovered lifeless in his storage close to St. Petersburg, Russian media reported.

In April, Sergei Protosenya, a former prime supervisor of Russia’s largest liquefied pure fuel producer, Novatek, was discovered lifeless together with his spouse and daughter at a villa in Spain. Catalan regional police, investigating the case, have mentioned they imagine he killed them after which took his personal life.

In Might, Russian media reported a former Lukoil supervisor, Alexander Subbotin, was discovered lifeless within the basement of a home exterior Moscow.

The identical month, Russian media mentioned that Vladislav Avayev, an ex-vice president of Gazprombank, was discovered lifeless in a Moscow condominium, additionally with the our bodies of his spouse and daughter.

Lukoil took stand on Russia’s conflict in Ukraine

Pure fuel flares at a Lukoil drill rig in Russia’s Caspian Sea in 2018. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Maganov had labored at Lukoil since 1993, shortly after the corporate’s inception, and had overseen its refining, manufacturing and exploration, changing into chairman in 2020. His brother Nail is the pinnacle of mid-sized Russian oil producer Tatneft.

Unusually amongst Russian firms, Lukoil took a stand over Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. In a March 3 assertion, the corporate’s board of administrators expressed its concern over the “tragic occasions” in Ukraine and known as for the “soonest attainable finish to armed battle” through negotiations.

Maganov was a detailed affiliate of certainly one of Lukoil’s founders, Vagit Alekperov, and regularly took half in conferences of Russian oil producers and the power ministry to determine on joint actions as a part of the OPEC+ group of main world oil producers.

Alekperov, a former Soviet deputy oil minister, resigned as president of Lukoil in April, per week after Britain imposed an asset freeze and journey ban on him as a part of sanctions over Russia’s army actions in Ukraine.

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