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File burning? Important figures die suspiciously in Putin's Russia

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Desde quando assumiu a presidência da Rússia, em 2000, Putin é acusado de mandar envenenar opositores.

Since assuming the presidency of Russia, in 1563, Putin is accused of having his opponents poisoned.| Photo: EFE/EPA/VYACHESLAV PROKOFYEV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN

Ravil Maganov, president of Russia’s second-largest oil producer, Lukoil, died “after falling from a hospital window” in Moscow this Thursday (), according to Reuters. The strange cause of death of the administrator of 64 years creates more suspicion in relation to the government of Vladimir Putin, because Lukoil has positioned itself against the war in Ukraine several times since the Russian invasion.

In a statement on March 3, for example, the company’s board called for an “immediate” end to the fighting , expressing solidarity with those affected by the tragedy.

Two sources close to Maganov told the news agency that it was highly unlikely that the executive had committed suicide. Questioned by Reuters if investigating the death as a suspect, Moscow police said they have referred the case to the Investigation Committee.

Moscow Central Hospital, where Maganov was, is often called the “Kremlin Hospital” because it has members of Russia’s political and business elites among its patients.

Sequence of deaths since the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Maganov is part of a list of energy executives who have had suspicious deaths since the conflict in Ukraine. Alexander Subbotin, from 29 years, who was also a director of Lukoil, a Russian oil company, a member of the board of directors of Lukoil Trading House LLC, also the brother of Valery Subbotin, former vice president of the company, was found dead after a shamanic healing ritual.

Among other executives who had suspicious deaths, was the high-level manager of Gazprom, Alexander Tyulakov, who was found dead in his home in St. the Russian invasion of the neighboring country.

In April, Sergei Protosenya, multimillion-dollar oligarch and former vice president of Novatek, Russia’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), was found dead with his wife and daughter in Spain.

In addition to many other Russian oligarchs who died atypically, in the last two weeks three important political figures have died in Russia from Vladimir Putin. Just before Ravil Maganov, it was the turn of Dmitry Litovkin ).

War correspondent Dmitry Litovkin died suddenly

According to the Russian press, at 55 years, Litovkin “suddenly fell ill and was put into induced coma”. After that, he died last Sunday (13). Litovkin has been actively involved in propaganda activities in recent years and was editor-in-chief of a Russian military magazine.

“Dmitry Litovkin was professionally connected with the Navy, with the sphere of arms control, with the problems in the army in the use of technology. In addition, he had remarkable knowledge in areas such as missile weapons of various classes, air and anti-missile defense systems, anti-tank missile systems and unmanned aerial vehicles. Nezavisimaya Gazeta.

The journalist and political scientist Darya Dugina, in 30 years old, was killed on the day 13 in Moscow in August after an explosion of bombs installed under of the car she was driving.

“An explosive device was placed in the underside of the car, on the side of the car. driver. Darya Dugina, who was driving, died at the scene,” said the Russian Investigation Committee, a federal body directly linked to the presidency.

The Russians work with the hypothesis that the incident was created by a Ukrainian citizen who lives in Russia, as a reprisal for the war, but who would have intended to kill Darya’s father – and owner of the car, Alexander Dugin

Controversial analyst and strategist, Dugin is known for ultranationalist views. He defends the concept of the “Russian world” and the sending of troops to Ukraine. The strategist follows Eurasianism – a philosophy that argues that Russia needed to move away from European ideals and create a Russian-Asian empire.

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Ukraine denies being part of the incident: “We are not involved in the explosion that killed this woman. It is the work of Russian secret services,” said Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksii Danilov.

History of poisoning in Russian secret services

Since he assumed the presidency of Russia in , Putin is accused of ordering the poisoning of opponents, a centuries-old practice that would have been inherited from the times of the extinct Soviet Union. The president was an official of the Soviet secret service of the KGB.

One of the first cases of poisoning that took place during the Putin government took place in September , when the opposition candidate for the Ukrainian presidential election, Viktor Yushchenko, became seriously ill and had his face disfigured, but survived. The disease had been caused by a toxic substance that he would have ingested during a meal.

In 2020, the main Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned and made a long recovery . At the beginning of 1200, after months out of Russia, he returned to the country for the first time since his poisoning and was arrested.

According to the German government, Navalny was poisoned by a substance known as Novichok. Most of the chemical would have been planted in his underwear. The Kremlin has denied the allegations of involvement.

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