Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov died at 67 while being treated at Moscow’s Central Clinical Hospital because of severe illnesses. However, reports tell otherwise, citing that the cause of death was due to falling from the hospital’s window.
Foul Play in Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov’s Death?
The company ascertained Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov’s death. They said that he died due to a severe illness. A Russian media, on the other hand, noted that he died of injuries while getting treatment at Moscow’s Central Clinical Hospital. This is where most of Russia’s politicians and wealthy businessmen seek treatment.
To date, Maganov’s death is the most recent among the most prominent business executives to succumb mysteriously. Investigating authorities are already cracking at the incident on how he died. Some sources say that he fell out from the sixth-floor window of the hospital early Thursday morning. They added that the businessman took his own life.
Lukoil is Russia’s largest private oil company that rivals Rosneft, the state’s energy behemoth. Maganov worked in Lukoil since 1993 and became the chairman two years ago. The 67-year-old oligarch received a lifetime achievement award from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Lukoil’s many thousands of employees mourn deeply for this grievous loss and express their sincere condolences to Ravil Maganov’s family,” Rosneft said.
It’s worth noting that following Russia’s Ukraine invasion, the Lukoil board appealed for the conflict to stop right away. They sympathise with the victims of the conflict between the two countries. Lukoil President Vagit Alekperov vacated his position in April after the United Kingdom sanctioned him because of the invasion.
Unusual Deaths of Other Russian Energy Tycoons
More Russian energy magnates have died recently. Like Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov, they passed away mysteriously:
Gazprom top executive Leonid Shulman was found dead in a cottage bathroom in Leninsky village in January. RBC reported his demise but cited no cause.
Alexander Tyulakov, another Gazprom executive was found dead in a garage, also in Leninsky village on February 25. Investigators found a note next to his cadaver.
Three days after Tyulakov’s death, Russian oil and gas billionaire Mikhail Watford died. He was found in his country estate’s garage in England, hanged and lifeless.
It was on April 18 when former Gazprombank Vice-President Vladislav Avayev died. His wife and daughter had the same fate as his, being found dead in their Moscow flat.
Novatek’s former manager Sergei Protosenya died at a Spanish villa on April 19. His corpse was found with his dead wife and daughter.
Former Lukoil mogul Alexander Subbotin died in May due to heart failure. He passed away after reportedly getting alternative treatment from a shaman. Authorities found his dead body in a country house’s basement in Moscow.
Shipping contractor founder and CEO Yury Voronov was found dead in a swimming pool at his Leninsky home. He died due to alleged gunshot wounds.
Maganov’s abrupt death already drew global attention, including the untimely deaths of other top Russian energy oligarchs since January. This is the eighth time that an energy executive died.
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