The president of the Russian oil company Lukoil dies after “falling from a hospital window”

The president of the Russian oil company Lukoil dies after “falling from a hospital window”

The president of Russian oil giant Lukoil, Ravil Maganov, died Thursday after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, according to Russian media reports.

Maganov, 67, was being treated at the Central Clinical Hospital in the Russian capital for a heart attack and died of his injuries, an anonymous source told the Russian agencies Interfax and TASS. That same source also indicated that the businessman was taking antidepressants.

The TASS agency reported, citing sources from the security forces, that the event occurred at 07:00 Moscow time (04:00 GMT) and that it is “a death by suicide.”

According to a police source from the business daily RBC, Maganov fell from the sixth-floor window of the hospital.

He is the latest in a series of high-level executives who have died under mysterious circumstances.

Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, Lukoil called for an end to the war. It was one of the few large Russian companies to do so.

In a statement at the time, the board of directors of Lukoil, the country’s second largest oil company, called for an “immediate” end to the fighting, expressing condolences to those affected by the “tragedy.”

In early March, Lukoil’s board of directors spoke out in favor of bringing the conflict in Ukraine to an end as soon as possible, expressing sympathy for the victims of “this tragedy”.

Ravil Maganov had been working at the oil company since 1993 in executive positions. He was the first executive vice president and oversaw the company’s exploration and production.

In 2020 he took over as chairman of the Lukoil board of directors, replacing Valeri Greifer, who passed away in April of that year.

In May, a former Lukoil manager, Alexander Subbotin, also reportedly died under unusual circumstances.

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