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


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Via:  hallux  •  4 weeks ago  •  16 comments

By:   CBC

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

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

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 familiar with the situation said, becoming the latest in a series of businessmen to meet with sudden unexplained deaths.

The sources confirmed reports by several Russian media outlets that the 67-year-old had plunged to his death, but the circumstances surrounding his fall were unclear.

Two people who knew Maganov well told Reuters they believed it was highly unlikely he had committed suicide.

Another source close to the company said there was a belief inside Lukoil management that he had killed himself, but he had not seen evidence or documents to support that.

Asked by Reuters if they were investigating the death as suspicious, Moscow police referred the question to the state's Investigative Committee. The Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lukoil said in a statement that Maganov had "passed away following a serious illness."

"Lukoil's many thousands of employees mourn deeply for this grievous loss and express their sincere condolences to Ravil Maganov's family," it said.

Other unexplained deaths

Several other senior executives with ties to Russia's energy industry have died suddenly in unclear circumstances in the past few months.

The day after Russia sent its forces into Ukraine in February, a Gazprom executive, Alexander Tyulakov, was found dead in his garage near St. Petersburg, Russian media reported.

In April, Sergei Protosenya, a former top manager of Russia's largest liquefied natural gas producer, Novatek, was found dead with his wife and daughter at a villa in Spain. Catalan regional police, investigating the case, have said they believe he killed them and then took his own life.

In May, Russian media reported a former Lukoil manager, Alexander Subbotin, was found dead in the basement of a house outside Moscow.

The same month, Russian media said that Vladislav Avayev, an ex-vice president of Gazprombank, was found dead in a Moscow apartment, also with the bodies of his wife and daughter.

Maganov had worked at Lukoil since 1993, shortly after the company's inception, and had overseen its refining, production and exploration, becoming chairman in 2020. His brother Nail is the head of mid-sized Russian oil producer Tatneft.

Unusually among Russian companies, Lukoil took a stand over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine. In a March 3 statement, the company's board of directors expressed its concern over the "tragic events" in Ukraine and called for the "soonest possible end to armed conflict" via negotiations.

Maganov was a close associate of one of Lukoil's founders, Vagit Alekperov, and frequently took part in meetings of Russian oil producers and the energy ministry to decide on joint actions as part of the OPEC+ group of leading global oil producers.

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


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Junior Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    4 weeks ago

Just another death by natural causes ... Russia seems to have a problem with gravity.

Junior Participates
1.1  GregTx  replied to  Hallux @1    4 weeks ago

You've noticed that too?.. crazy how many have been falling out of windows. Perhaps they should start making their windows smaller.

Professor Principal
1.2  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1    4 weeks ago

meh, he wouldn't swallow the poison...

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @1.2    4 weeks ago

Somebody couldn't get close enough to him with an umbrella

Junior Principal
1.2.2  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2.1    4 weeks ago

Going off topic ... Fish Slippers Beach Shoes Pool Non-Slip


Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Hallux @1.2.2    4 weeks ago


Junior Participates
1.2.4  shona1  replied to  Hallux @1.2.2    4 weeks ago they come in white pointer sharks??.

Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2  Sean Treacy    4 weeks ago

Hopefully this defenestration doesn't cause a 30 year war.

PhD Guide
3  evilgenius    4 weeks ago

I'm wondering if it's the Oligarchs killing themselves having lost everything OR the KGB cleaning house?

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilgenius @3    4 weeks ago

I'll take KGB Cleaning House for a $1000, Alex

Very suspicious with 2 of the dead were found with their dead family

Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    4 weeks ago

Everyone knows that in Russia when the head of the house dies, the whole family dies of osmosis. 

Professor Quiet
4  Ed-NavDoc    4 weeks ago

Wonder how he ran afoul of Vicious Vlad? Seems like it don't take much nowadays. It was not the fall that killed him, it was the sudden loss of momentum at the end...

Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
4.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4    4 weeks ago
It was not the fall that killed him, it was the sudden loss of momentum at the end...


Professor Principal
5  Ender    4 weeks ago
Lukoil said in a statement that Maganov had "passed away following a serious illness."

These people are nuts...

Greg Jones
Professor Guide
6  Greg Jones    4 weeks ago

At least COD was quicker and more merciful than polonium soup

Junior Participates
7  shona1    4 weeks ago

Oh I think it is very likely he did fall from the hospital window!!...Pukey would never instigate such a terrible act.. surprised he hasn't said the USA did it ..

Just very unfortunate about the hand prints on Maganovs back they couldn't remove..


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