The chairman of a major Russian oil firm who spoke out against President Putin’s invasion has died after supposedly falling from a hospital window in Moscow.
Ravil Maganov, 67, who was the chair of Lukoil fell to his death just six months after the company released an official statement condemning Putin’s war and calling for peace between [redacted] and Russia.
Russian state media said that officials were treating the death as non-suspicious and a suicide. He was at Moscow’s Central Clinical Hospital for a routine heart check-up after an on-going cardiac problem and had also been suffering with depression, although this was not the purpose of his visit.
Russian media, which is funded and controlled by the state, reported that the oil chief “threw himself out of the window” and was found dead by medical staff.
A carton of cigarettes was found by Russian cops near the window which Maganov had fallen from, suggesting he could have gone for a smoke before he toppled from the sixth floor.
Media reports also allege that Maganov’s wife had been in the next room as the incident happened.
The head of board of directors and vice president of Lukoil, Ravil Maganov, died after falling out of window of the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow.
P.S: Is someone counting how many top managers of Russian largest companies have died a mysterious death in last half year? pic.twitter.com/rAt23nuWbC
— Special Kherson Cat 🐈🇺🇦 (@bayraktar_1love) September 1, 2022
He reportedly fell from a sixth-story window at around 7:30 am local time. Russian law enforcement said he had left no suicide note and there were no CCTV cameras in the section of the hospital where he fell.
Maganov was one of the longest-serving oil executives in Russia, having worked at Lukoil, which is based in Moscow, for 30 years. He was once awarded a medal by president Putin for his work.
The company called for an “immediate” end to the conflict in [redacted] and shared its “sympathy” with all those caught up in the fighting.
His death comes after many other top Russian officials have died in mysterious circumstances after criticizing the Kremlin, many of whom ‘fell’ to their deaths from windows.
Anti-Putin, Latvian-American businessman, Dan Rapoport, 52, mysteriously and perhaps coincidentally died after falling from a luxury apartment block in Washington DC on August 14.
His lifeless body was found on the sidewalk below the building along with a cracked cell phone, $2,620 in cash, a keyring and a white pair of headphones.
Rapoport ran a well-known nightclub called the Soho Rooms in Moscow but moved to Kyiv with his wife until early this year when the family relocated to the US.
I am deeply shocked. Saddened by Dan Rapoport’s sadden death. Terrible news. A great guy who believed in much brighter future for Russia and who loved Ukraine.
I am going to miss you, my friend. We suppose to meet for lunch after I come back from travel. RIP, Dan. 💔 pic.twitter.com/vUU9xISD58
— Iryna Verity (@Iryna_Verity) August 16, 2022
He was highly critical of Putin’s invasion of [redacted] and of the Russian regime.
It was initially reported that he had killed himself after sending his dog out the street with a suicide note attached to his collar, but his wife, Alena, insists her husband had not committed suicide.
Another of Putin’s critics, Yegor Prosvirnin, 35, from Vladivostok who founded the right-wing blog, Sputnik was found with no clothes on “under the windows of a residential building” after having plummeted to his death from a fifth-floor window in Moscow.
His neighbors had heard screaming and shouting coming from the building before a “knife and a gas canister” fell from the window followed by Prosvirnin.
This story syndicated with permission from Jo Marney, Author at Trending Politics
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