Ravil Maganov, the Chairman Russian oil company – Lukoil, has died after falling from the window of the 6th floor of a Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow.
According to DailyMail, Maganov, 67 died on the spot after the fall at about 7.30 am local time.
Why he was hospitalised remains sketchy at the time of filling this report but his death is the latest amongst top Russian officials who have died in suspicious circumstances in recent months – with many mysteriously falling to their deaths from windows.
The Lukoil is also now among a series of Russian energy tycoons killed in suspicious circumstances.
Maganov, who was awarded a medal by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been chairman of LUKOIL since 2020 and was the executive vice president from 2006 to 2020.
Initial reports claimed that Maganov ‘threw himself out of the window’ before being found dead by medical staff. But police are still investigating whether this was a suicide or a suspicious death.
Maganov, whose brother Nail Maganov is the head of another oil company Tatneft, was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky – a medal bestowed to civil servants for 20 years or more of highly meritorious service – in 2019 by Putin.
His wife Fania is the head of the English First language school in Almetyevsk while his son Ravil is a racing car driver.