A high-level government in Russia’s power sector has died after apparently falling off a ship over the weekend, changing into the most recent Russian powerbroker to perish underneath mysterious circumstances.
Ivan Pechorin, 39, managing director of the Far East and Arctic Improvement Company (ERDC), was crusing off the coast of Russky Island within the Sea of Japan on Saturday when he fell overboard from the dashing vessel.
His physique was recovered from the water on Monday following an prolonged search.
Solely days earlier, Pechorin had attended the Japanese Financial Discussion board, which was hosted by President Vladimir Putin in Valdivostok.
“Ivan’s demise is an irreparable loss for associates and colleagues, an amazing loss for the company,” ERDC said in a statement posted on its web site.
Pechorin’s demise comes eight months after his former boss, Igor Nosov, died from a reported stroke at age 43.
There was a spate of fatalities involving prime businessmen with ties to the Kremlin because the starting of the yr — and each has been labeled both as a suicide or an accident, reported Daily Mail.
On Sept. 1, Ravil Maganov, 67, vp of the Russian oil firm Lukoil, died in a suspected fall from a window on the identical Moscow hospital the place Putin would later come to pay his ultimate respects to former Soviet chief Mikhail Gorbachev.
Lukoil acknowledged that Maganov handed away after battling a severe sickness.
In July, Yuri Voronov, 61, a prime government on the transportation firm Astra Transport, was discovered shot to demise in his swimming pool in a suburb of Saint Petersburg.
In April, former vp of Gazprombank Vladislav Avayev, 51, was found shot useless, alongside together with his spouse and their 13-year-old daughter, following a suspected murder-suicide.
Native authorities mentioned the acts of violence had been possible carried out by the businessman in a jealous rage as a result of he suspected that his 47-year-old spouse was pregnant by his private chauffeur, the Russian news site kp.ru reported, citing a regulation enforcement supply.
Simply days later, a equally grisly incident came about in Spain, the place police found the our bodies of Sergey Protosenya, former CEO of Novatek — an organization with ties to the Kremlin — his spouse and their teenage daughter.
It has been instructed that the 55-year-old Protosenya murdered his household with an axe earlier than hanging himself.
In January and February, Leonid Shulman and Alexander Tyulakov — two high-ranking officers at Gazprom, Russia’s majority state-owned power company — purportedly took their very own lives and left suicide notes.
Tyulakov was found with a noose round his neck, however there have been unconfirmed studies that he had been severely overwhelmed.
Shulman was discovered stabbed to demise and mendacity in a pool of blood in the identical luxurious gated group as Tyulakov.