The editor-in-chief of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” died suddenly

The editor-in-chief of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” died suddenly
The editor-in-chief of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” died suddenly

The editor-in-chief of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Vladimir Sungorkin died at the age of 68 from a stroke, TASS reported.

It is specified on the “Telegram” channel of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” that Sungorkin died in Primorye during an expedition.

“The tragedy happened during an expedition to collect materials for a book about the great pioneer of the Far East Vladimir Arseniev”the newspaper reports.

Sungorkin was among the most influential people in Russia and a close friend of President Vladimir Putin. In April 2022, the European Union sanctioned the editor-in-chief of Komsomolskaya Pravda.

The place of Sungorkin’s death is particularly curious – on September 11 it became clear that the managing director of the aviation industry of the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic (KRDV) Ivan Pechorin also died in Primorsky Krai.

Pechorin’s death was even more ridiculous – according to Russian media, he fell down from a boat near Russian Island.

Since the start of the invasion, there has been a suspiciously large increase in the number of deaths of influential Russian citizens, many of whom have maintained close ties to the Kremlin for years. Most often they commit suicide.

First on the sinister list is Alexander Tyulakov. He was the executive director of Gazprom. He was found dead in one of his garages in St. Petersburg on February 25, a day after the invasion began.

Just three days later Tyulakov was joined Michael Watford. Born 66 years ago in the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine, he made his fortune in oil and natural gas. Watford was found dead at his residence in Surrey, United Kingdom. His gardener found him hanging in his garage.

According to a police source, there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, the BBC recalls.

Russian oligarchs are suspiciously dying alongside their families

On March 24 Vasily Melnikov, owner of the Medstom medical company, was found dead along with his wife Galina and their two children in their apartment in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. According to police sources quoted by Kommersant, Melnikov stabbed his wife and children before killing himself.

On April 18 Vladislav Avaev, a former senior executive at Gazprombank, the banking subsidiary of Russian gas giant Gazprom, was found dead along with his wife and daughter. Their bodies were found in a luxury Moscow apartment. The oligarch had a gun in his hands. He is believed to have killed his wife and child before killing himself. Before Gazprombak, Avaev worked for the office of the President of Russia, as well as for the State Duma.

The next day, April 19, Sergey Protosenya, an executive at Russian energy giant Novatek, was found dead along with the bodies of his wife and daughter in a rented villa in Lloret del Mar, Spain. The oligarch was found hanged in the garden of his villa, and his wife and daughter were found shot to death.

According to the local media “Telesinko”, the police are working on two versions – a murder and suicide or a triple murder disguised as a domestic tragedy. Protosenya’s son, who was not present at the massacre, insists that his father was incapable of committing such heinous crimes.

It seems that after May, the gravity in the orbit around Putin increases significantly, as jumping from a height also becomes a preferred method for some oligarchs to end their lives.

On May 3, the general director of the resort “Krasnaya Polyana” (owned by “Gazprom”) in the Krasnodar Territory Andrey Krukovski died at fall from the road to the Achipsin fortress. A relative of Krukovski then told TASS about the 37-year-old businessman:

“He loved the mountains and found peace in them”.

Another Gazprom-related manager dies

A day later, the owner of the “Bratya Karavayevi” chain of restaurants Vladimir Lyakishev was found dead on the balcony of his apartment. An RBC source announced that the 45-year-old man had a gunshot wound to his head.

On July 5, the Russian media reported the death of the executive director of “Astra-Shipping” (a company close to “Gazprom”). Yuri Voronov. RBC states that the man was found dead in a swimming pool of a complex in the Leningrad region. Voronov had signs of a gunshot wound to the head, and a gun was found nearby.

The head of the Board of Directors of

One of the most recent cases of a Russian oligarch allegedly committing suicide is that of the chairman of the board of directors of the Lukoil oil company. Ravil Maganov. He died after fall from the window of the Central Clinical Hospital (CHC) in Moscow. Before that, Maganov was admitted due to severe heart problems.

Apparently it’s not easy being a Russian oligarch in such troubled times.

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