Head of Russian Oil Company Found Dead From Falling Out of His Hospital Window

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CEO of Russian oil company dies in fall from hospital window – The Washington Post

Ravil Maganov, the chairman of Russia’s second-largest oil producer Lukoil, died after falling from a hospital window, sources familiar with the situation said. The circumstances surrounding his death were unclear, and the Russian state news agency TASS reported the death as a suicide.

Maganov was being treated at Moscow’s Central Clinical Hospital when he died of his injuries. The hospital declined to comment and referred comment to the police, who declined to comment.

Maganov took over as chairman of Lukoil two years ago and was given a lifetime achievement award by President Vladimir Putin. Maganov had been receiving treatment at a hospital on the western outskirts of Moscow, where Mikhail Gorbachev died on Tuesday.

Maganov’s death follows that of Dan Rapoport, a Russian-born businessman who publicly criticized the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Several senior executives with ties to Russia’s energy industry have died suddenly in unclear circumstances in the past few months, including a Gazprom executive, a former top manager of Russia’s largest liquefied natural gas producer Novatek, and a former Lukoil manager.

Maganov was a close associate of one of Lukoil’s founders, Vagit Alekperov, who resigned as president of Lukoil in April after Britain imposed sanctions over Russia’s military actions in Ukraine.

To learn more about this death, please consider the news outlets listed below.

  1. CEO of Russian oil company dies in fall from hospital window  The Washington Post
  2. Head of Russian oil giant dies after falling from hospital window  CNN
  3. Ravil Maganov: Russian Lukoil chief dies in ‘fall from hospital window’  BBC
  4. Russian oil executive who criticized Ukraine invasion dead after reportedly falling out of hospital window  Fox News
  5. Top Russian oil official falls to death from hospital window – sources  Reuters
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