Chairman of Lukoil ‘Falls’ From Moscow Hospital Window And Dies

Lukoil Chairman

Ravil Maganov, the chairman of Russia’s second-largest oil producer Lukoil, died on Thursday after falling from a hospital window, sources said.

The circumstances surrounding his death were ‘unclear,’ but it was reported by Russian media that he had suffered a heart attack and was also taking anti-depressants.

Maganov had worked in Lukoil since 1993, shortly after the company’s inception, and had overseen its refining, production and exploration, becoming chairman in 2020.

At least six other Russian businessmen have died in unclear circumstances in the past few months, apart from Sergei Protosenya, who was found with the bodies of his wife and daughter in Spain.

Lukoil took a public stand against Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine, calling for the “soonest possible end to armed conflict” via negotiations.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Ravil Maganov: Russian Lukoil chief dies in ‘fall from hospital window’  BBC
  2. Top Russian oil official dies after fall from hospital window – sources  Reuters
  3. Russian oil executive dies in fall from Moscow hospital window  The Guardian
  4. Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov Dies After Falling From Hospital Window  Bloomberg
  5. Russians Keep Mysteriously Falling from Windows to Their Deaths  Newsweek
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