“Today (Thursday) morning, Maganov fell out of the window of the Central Clinical Hospital with Polyclinic. He died as a result of his injuries,” the source of the Russian agency Interfax said, adding that the police had arrived at the scene.
The TASS agency then adds that he fell from the sixth floor. The cause and circumstances of the tragedy are not yet clear. The 76-year-old vice president of Lukoil was being treated for his health problems in a Moscow hospital.
Lukoil is the second largest oil producer in Russia after the state-owned company Rosneft. In the past, he operated a network of gas stations in the Czech Republic. However, in 2014, the Hungarian oil and gas group MOL took over these stations.
Lukoil management already called for an end to the war in Ukraine at the beginning of March. The company thus became the first large Russian enterprise to publicly reject the invasion. Maganov has worked at Lukoil since 1993. In 2020, he became chairman of the board after his predecessor in the position, Valeriy Graifer, died, Interfax reports.
Speculations appeared on the Internet that Maganov had committed suicide, but no one has yet confirmed this information. According to some sources, this is already the seventh suspicious death of a high-ranking Russian executive this year alone.
Sergej Protosen was found hanged in the Catalan coastal town of Lloret de Mar in April. The financial director of the oil company Tarkosaleněftěgaz was suspected of murdering his wife and daughter and apparently committed suicide.
Only a day earlier, a similar tragedy took place in the family of Russian oligarch Vladislav Avayev. He previously worked as a Kremlin official and associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, then vice president of Gazprombank.
The man’s body was found in his million-dollar luxury apartment in Moscow, where he probably took his own life. Before that, according to the media, he shot his thirteen-year-old daughter and an allegedly pregnant woman in the head.