Russian Leader Reportedly Dead From “Suicide”

( The largest private oil business in Russia, Lukoil, lost its chairman of the board on Thursday. According to Russian news outlets, he may have committed suicide by leaping from a hospital window.

According to a Lukoil statement, Ravil Maganov “passed away following a terrible illness,” but no other information was provided.

His body was reportedly discovered on the premises of the Central Clinical Hospital, which frequently treats Russia’s political and financial elite. According to the accounts, he looked to have fallen from a window on the sixth floor.

Unnamed law enforcement source quoted by state news outlet Tass claimed that Maganov killed himself after being hospitalized for a heart attack. The 67-year-old was also taking antidepressant medication. The police were looking into the potential of suicide, according to the news website RBK.

One of the few Russian businesses to officially demand the “immediate termination of the armed war” in Ukraine was Lukoil, which did so in March.

In March, Lukoil, Russia’s second-largest oil and gas corporation, made news when it demanded “the quickest resolution of the armed war” in Ukraine.

At the time, the company’s board of directors stated to shareholders, employees, and clients, “We express our profound empathy for all victims affected by this catastrophe.” We firmly believe that problems should be resolved via serious negotiations and diplomacy.

The company, which employs over 100,000 people, generates more than 2% of the crude oil used around the globe.

The executive has been attending frequent meetings at the Russian Energy Ministry with other oil corporations in recent years to negotiate the country’s position on output levels in advance of OPEC+ meetings. In 2020, he was made chairman.

Maganov “most likely committed suicide,” according to a law enforcement source published by RIA Novosti on Thursday.

The source told RIA that “investigating officials are working on the scene to establish the causes of the tragedy.”

Since late January, at least five well-known Russian businesspeople have committed themselves, according to prior CNN reporting.