Russian oil firm chief Maganov dies after hospital window fall

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Ravil Maganov was chairman of one of the few major Russian companies to call for the end of fighting in Ukraine.

Ravil Maganov, chairman of Russia’s second-largest oil producer Lukoil, has died after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, becoming the latest in a series of sudden unexplained deaths of businessmen.

Two sources confirmed to Reuters news agency reports on Thursday by Russian media that the 67-year-old plunged to his death, but the circumstances surrounding his fall were unclear.


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, 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 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 Vladislav Avayev, an ex-vice president of Gazprombank, was found dead in a Moscow apartment, also with the bodies of his wife and daughter.


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