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 accustomed to the situation acknowledged, altering into the latest in a collection of businessmen to fulfill with sudden unexplained deaths.

The sources confirmed stories by a quantity of Russian media retailers that the sixty seven-yr-previous had plunged to his loss of life, nonetheless the circumstances surrounding his fall had been unclear.

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

one other supply shut to the agency acknowledged there was a notion inside Lukoil administration that he had killed himself, however he had not seen proof or paperwork to assist that.

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requested by Reuters in the event that they had been investigating the loss of life as suspicious, Moscow police referred the question to the state’s Investigative Committee. The Committee did not immediately reply to a request for remark.

Lukoil acknowledged in an announcement that Maganov had “handed away following a extreme sickness.”

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

utterly different unexplained deaths

a quantity of utterly different senior executives with ties to Russia’s power commerce have died instantly in unclear circumstances so far few months.

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

In April, Sergei Protosenya, a former extreme supervisor of Russia’s largest liquefied pure gasoline producer, Novatek, was found ineffective collectively with his spouse and daughter at a villa in Spain. Catalan regional police, investigating the case, have acknowledged they think about he killed them after which took his personal life.

In may, Russian media reported a former Lukoil supervisor, Alexander Subbotin, was found ineffective inside the basement of a residence outdoors Moscow.

the identical month, Russian media acknowledged that Vladislav Avayev, an ex-vp of Gazprombank, was found ineffective in a Moscow condominium, additionally with the our bodies of his spouse and daughter.

Lukoil took stand on Russia’s battle in Ukraine

pure gasoline 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 agency’s inception, and had overseen its refining, manufacturing and exploration, altering into chairman in 2020. His brother Nail is the extreme of mid-sized Russian oil producer Tatneft.

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

Maganov was an in depth affiliate of thought of one of Lukoil’s founders, Vagit Alekperov, and ceaselessly took half in conferences of Russian oil producers and the power ministry to get hold of out on joint actions as a part of the OPEC+ group of main worldwide 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 navy actions in Ukraine.