Still consternation in the world of energy in Russia. Ravil Maganov, Chairman of the board of directors of Lukoil, a Russian state oil company, died after falling out of the window of a Moscow hospital.
In an official statement, Lukoil reported that their board chairman and vice chairman died “after a serious illness”.
According to police explanations, taken from the RBC website, Maganov fell from a window on the sixth floor of the Central Clinical Hospital in the Russian capital. The hospital would have confirmed the death to the Ria agency, without however specifying the circumstances of what happened.
For the news agency Mash “Ravil Maganov fell on deaf ears from the sixth floor of the Central Clinical Hospital in Marshala Timoshenko Street.” Even the Russian agency ENews112 claims that “the president of Lukoil died as a result of a fall from the window of a hospital in Moscow, the place where he was being treated, so the authorities are trying to understand the causes of the fall”.
Maganov was 67 years old and had worked since 1993 for Lukoil, the second largest Russian oil group. He had been with the company from the start and had overseen the refining, manufacturing and exploration sector, becoming chairman of the board in 2020. Maganov had replaced Valeri Greifer, died in April 2022. According to the agency Reuters, his brother, Nail Maganov he is the head of the Tatneft oil company, which is smaller as a company than Lukoil.
Maganov is yet another top manager or former manager of a Russian company to be found dead in recent months.
In July, Yury Voronova Russian businessman with close ties to the Gazprom oil company, died in his villa near St. Petersburg with a shot in the head, floating in the pool.
As reported by Formiche.netat the end of February the oligarch, Mikhail Watfordan energy tycoon, was found dead at his home in Surrey, UK.CopyAMP code.
In March the billionaire Vasily Melnikov and the family were found dead in their home in Nizhny Novgorod. He owned a medical supply company called MedStom. According to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, there are no indications that someone has entered the house, so it is evaluated the possibility that Melnikov killed his children and then committed suicide.
In April, Vladislav Avayev, a former vice president of Gazprombank and a former Kremlin official, was found dead, along with his wife and 13-year-old daughter. The Russian state agency Tass wrote that the case appears to be an alleged homicide-suicide, but Avayev’s friends do not believe this version and stated that the man had information on some financial secrets.
Also Sergey Protosenya, former president of the gas company Novotek, with assets of around 400 million euros, was found hanged in the garden of his villa outside Barcelona, Spain. A few meters away the bodies of his wife and daughter. According to the son, who was in France, it is impossible that he was the one who killed them.
Andrei Krukowski, manager of an alpine resort in Gazprom, in May he would have died falling from the cliff in Sochi, while Yevgeny Palantan entrepreneur in the mobile phone industry, was found dead with his wife.
The strangest story? That of the billionaire Alexander Subbotin, former senior executive of the energy company Lukoil, found dead in May. He would follow the advice of a shaman and for this he would die of a heart attack after ingesting toad poison.