The suspicious death of 8 Russian oil company executives during the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine causes a lot of speculation.
After Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24, many important figures in the country lost their lives mysteriously.
Finally, Ravil Maganov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian oil company Lukoil, died in Moscow Central Clinical Hospital, falling from a window.
The Russian Investigative Committee announced that experts have launched extensive investigations after Maganov’s death.
While the death of Maganov, who has only been in office for 2 years, was interpreted as “assassination” by the opposition press in Russia, media groups close to the Kremlin said the event was “suicide”. news and included comments.
8 oil company executives died in 6 months
After Maganov’s death, both Russian and world public opinion began to question what forces were behind the secret deaths in the country.
Before the mysterious death of Ravil Maganov, Chairman of the Board of Lukoil, many oil company executives died in suspicious circumstances in the country.
Just before Russia’s military operations in Ukraine on February 24, Gazprom’s senior manager Leonid Shulman was found dead in his $500,000 3-storey cottage in the Leninsky district.
He was said to have hanged himself in the garage of his home.
One day after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, news of the death of 61-year-old Alexander Tyulyakov, the top manager of Gazprom, came. It was announced that Tyulyakov, who has been the director of Gazprom since 1999, hanged himself in the garage of his house.
It was learned that Tyulyakov left a letter before he committed suicide, but the content of the letter was not shared with the public.
Died during shaman treatment
Aleksandr Subbotin, the former manager of Lukoil, who died last May 10, was among those who died suspiciously.
Subbotin, who had constant health problems and received support from shamans, died during the shamanic treatment. According to preliminary data from the Russian Investigative Committee, 43-year-old Russian billionaire Subbotin received support from shamans for his alcohol detox.
During this practice, the Russian oligarch Subbotin was treated with frog poison. However, it was announced that after a while, shamans gave Subbotin a painkiller mixture prepared from valerian plant to Subbotin, who had a heart attack, but Subbotin was found dead in the morning by two shamans named Alexey Pindyurin and Kristina Teikhrib.
According to the first determinations, the exact cause of death of Alexander Subbotin was recorded as cardiac arrest. However, while this report was not found “realistic” by the Russian public, some Russian media outlets claimed that shamans professionally killed the Russian oligarch. The shamans, on the other hand, argued that they did not receive money from the Russian oligarch, and that they were friends of Subbotin.
He killed his wife and daughter first, then himself.
Russian oligarch Vladislav Avayev, one of the former executives of the Russian oil company Gazprom and known for his closeness to Russian President Vladimir Putin, also visited his wife, 47, Yelena Avaev, and then his 13-year-old daughter, Mariya, at his home in Moscow last April 19. He committed suicide after being shot with a gun.
While the Russian police did not make any statement about the suicide and murders of Avayev, who opened a company called RT-Carbon after he left Gazprom, it was alleged that Avayev was cheated on with his driver by his wife.
According to another claim, Avaev and his wife were constantly arguing for the future of their 13-year-old daughter, and upon a similar argument, Avaev had a nervous breakdown and killed his family and then committed suicide.
According to a third theory, Avaev and his family, who were critical of Russia’s operations in Ukraine, were killed by Russian intelligence.
Russian intelligence accused
It was recorded that 43-year-old Valisiy Melnikov, owner of MedStom, one of the largest medical equipment companies in Russia, committed suicide after killing his 41-year-old wife and their 10 and 4-year-old children.
It was stated that Valisiy Melnikov, the owner of MedStom, one of the largest companies in Russia, with a net profit of more than 2 million rubles ($ 208 million) last year, leads a quiet and calm life, does not use alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. It was announced that Valisiy Melnikov first killed his wife and children with a gun and a knife, and then committed suicide with a gun in his house, located on a street built for the Russian rich in Nizhny Novgorod city.
However, both the Russian and world press about this death claimed that the incident was not a simple act of insanity and suicide, and claimed that Russian intelligence was behind the suicide. After the death of Melnikov, who had ties to Gazprom and private oil companies, information about the details of the investigation was not shared.
There are deaths abroad as well.
In addition to the oil company executives who died in Russia, some businessmen living abroad died mysteriously.
Ukrainian-born Russian businessman Mikhail Watford, owner of an oil and gas company living in England, committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in Surrey.
According to the news of İHA, the British police kept the note “Suspicious death” regarding the death of Watford, the owner of an oil refinery and natural gas company.
It was alleged that he killed with an ax
Sergey Protosenya, a longtime head of the Novatek energy company affiliated with the Russian Gazprom oil company, was found dead with his wife and daughter in his villa in the Lloret De Mar town of Girona city in the Catalonia region of Spain.
Allegedly, Sergey Protosenya first killed his wife and daughter with an ax and then committed suicide by hanging himself on the porch. While no notes or letters were found after the incident, the Spanish police made a confidentiality order for the suspicious incident.
Fedor, the son of Protosenya in France, claimed that his father could not carry out such a massacre and that Russian intelligence was behind this incident.