Ivan Pethorin joins the increasingly long list of senior Russian officials and businessmen who have died in strange circumstances since the Ukrainian war began. Pechorin died after falling overboard from a ship while sailing off the coast of the russky island, in the sea of Japan. His body was found a day later by rescue teams. The deceased was director of Russia’s Arctic and Far East Development Corporation, a post to which he had been appointed by Vladimir Putin
Despite his youth, 39 years old, he had risen to a relevant position within the Russian nomenclature and was currently dedicated to obtaining resources in the Arctic. Days before his death, Pechorin had attended the Eastern Economic Forum, organized by the Russian president in Vladivostok. It so happens that the former executive director of the corporation in which Pechorin worked, Igor Nosovalso died suddenly in February of a stroke.
The corporation where Pechorin worked released a statement saying: “The death of Ivan is an irreparable loss to friends and colleagues, a great loss for the corporation. We offer our sincerest condolences to family and friends.’
The list of executives and Russian oligarchs who have died in recent months in unclear circumstances is increasingly bulky. The Russian agencies Interfax and TASS reported a few days ago that the president of the Russian oil company Lukoil, Ravil Maganov, critical of the Kremlin, He died after falling out of a window at the Moscow Central Clinical Hospital where he was admitted. Sources commented that he tripped and fell while he was smoking, but Russian media have also considered that he could have committed suicide. It has not gone unnoticed that the Lukoil company played a fractious role at the start of the Ukraine war by publicly calling for an end to the “special military operation”, as the Kremlin calls it.
In the Russian multinational Lukoil previously died Alexander Subbotin, who had been manager of this large private oil company. Subbotin died at a healer’s house in Moscow after a hangover session in which they injected him with toad poison.
In the list of strange deaths of oligarchs and powerful Russian characters in recent months is the billionaire Vasily Melnikov, who worked for the medical firm MedStorm, and who was found dead in his luxury apartment in Nizhny Novgorod. The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that the oligarch had killed his family before committing suicide, although neighbors and other relatives disagreed with the official version.
They also appear on the list of recently deceased Russian oligarchs Michael Watforda Ukrainian-born businessman who made his fortune in real estate and was now an oil and gas tycoon. Alexander Tyulyakovwho worked for the Russian energy giant Gazprom, was found dead in a country house near St. Petersburg on February 25 by his mistress. Y Leonid Shulman, head of the transport service of the gas company Gazprom, who allegedly died in the bathroom of a country house in the region of Leningrad.