It was not clear whether or not Maganov’s demise was an accident, a suicide or one thing extra sinister.
Conflicting theories instantly emerged within the Russian media, with Tass citing an unnamed supply in legislation enforcement as saying that Maganov had been taking antidepressants and killed himself.
Baza, an internet outlet with hyperlinks to the police, reported that the oil government might need slipped whereas smoking on a balcony.
Lukoil confirmed Maganov’s demise however mentioned solely that he “handed away following a extreme sickness.”
“Ravil Maganov immensely contributed to the event of not solely the corporate, however of your entire Russian oil and fuel sector,” the corporate mentioned in a press release posted on its web site that additionally expressed condolences to his household on behalf of Lukoil’s “1000’s of workers.”
Maganov’s unexplained fall is at the least the sixth deadly incident this 12 months involving high-profile Russian oil and fuel executives whose lives led to gory or murky circumstances.
In April, the physique of a former prime supervisor of fuel large Novatek, Sergey Protosenya, was discovered at a Spanish villa alongside these of his spouse and their 18-year-old daughter.
Spanish information outlet Telecinco reported that police discovered the mom and the daughter in separate rooms with stab wounds. Protosenya was discovered within the yard, the place he reportedly hanged himself.
Spanish media reported on the time that murder-suicide was the Catalan police’s main principle of their investigation.
Novatek, nonetheless, seemingly forged doubt that Protosenya may very well be accountable for the deaths of his spouse and daughter. He “established himself as an impressive individual and a beautiful household man,” the corporate mentioned in a press release. “Sadly, speculations have emerged within the media about this subject, however we’re satisfied that these speculations bear no relation to actuality.”
A former vp of Gazprombank, Vladislav Avayev, was equally discovered useless in April alongside his spouse and daughter of their Moscow house.
A month later, former Lukoil tycoon Alexander Subbotin died of coronary heart failure within the Moscow area after reportedly receiving homeopathic therapy from a shaman, who supplied his purchasers injections of toad poison.
Lukoil made headlines in March as the one Russian oil producer that known as for an finish to the struggle in Ukraine. In a press release issued simply days after the Feb. 24 invasion, Lukoil “expressed concern over the continued tragic occasions in Ukraine” and known as for “the quick cessation of the armed battle.”
Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov resigned in late April after being sanctioned by Western nations. Maganov had served as Lukoil’s first government vp since 1994 and was appointed in 2020 to guide its board of administrators. His brother, Nail Maganov, is the CEO of one other giant oil and fuel firm, Tatneft.