Ravil Maganov, chairman of the board of directors of the Russian oil company Lukoil, has died. According to the Russian media, a top manager of an oil company fell out of a sixth-floor window of the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow.
“This morning, Maganov fell out of the window of the Central Clinical Hospital. He died from his injuries,” the Interfax news agency reported.
Russian news agency TASS has reported that the police have confirmed the death of a man who fell out of a window at this clinic but did not the confirm the identity of the deceased. Lukoil has not yet commented.
Maganov was 67 years old. In the 1980s, he worked at Langepasneftegaz, which later became part of Lukoil. He is the author of the name of the Lukoil company.
Maganov was appointed the chair of Lukoil’s board in 2020, after the death of the previous chair, Valery Graifer.
This is not the first mysterious death of top Russian managers since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine:
In July, the body of Yury Voronov, the head of the Astra Shipping company, which works on Gazprom’s Arctic contracts, was found floating in his mansion pool with a bullet in his head.
In April, the bodies of former Gazprombank vice-president Vladislav Avaev, his wife, and his daughter were found in an apartment in Moscow.
The bodies of Novatek top manager Sergei Protosenya, his wife, and his daughter were found in Spain.
Billionaire Alexander Subbotin, who previously worked as a top manager at Lukoil, died in mysterious circumstances near Moscow in May.
One theory is that these officials, current or former, were liquidated by Russian special services for betrayal or cooperating with the West.