Chairman of Russia’s Lukoil dies in Moscow after falling from hospital window

1 September, 12:47 PM
Ravil Maganov received the Order of Alexander Nevsky from the hands of Vladimir Putin (Photo:Фото:

Ravil Maganov received the Order of Alexander Nevsky from the hands of Vladimir Putin (Photo:Фото:

The chairman of the board of directors of the Russian oil company Lukoil, Ravil Maganov, has died after falling from a hospital window, the Russian REN television channel, the Interfax news agency and Telegram messengers reported on Sept. 1.

“Maganov fell from the window of the Central Clinical Hospital ward this morning,” Interfax reported, with reference to a source.

“He died from the injuries.”

At the same time, the Mash Telegram messenger reported that Maganov could have committed suicide. It is noted he died on the scene, his body was found by medical personnel.

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The Russian news agency TASS reported the police had confirmed the death of a man who had fallen from the hospital window. However, the agency did not mention the identity of the deceased.

The oil company has not yet commented on the death of its top manager.

Lukoil was one of the few companies in Russia to criticize Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's decision to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. A week after Russia began the major military attack on Feb. 24, the board of the company released a statement calling for a ceasefire and the "settlement of problems through serious negotiations and diplomacy." 

In the 1980s, Maganov worked at the Langepasneftegaz enterprise, which became part of the Lukoil oil company created in 1991. Maganov is also the author of the Lukoil company name. He has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 1993. He headed the board in 2020.

Maganov has served as the company’s first executive vice president since 2006. His brother, Nail Maganov, is the CEO of another large Russian oil company, Tatnafta.

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