A Russian energy executive has died in mysterious circumstances after falling overboard as he sailed around the Pacific coast. It is the latest in a string of sudden deaths of Russian officials.
Ivan Perchorin, 39, was Putin’s point of contact in his Far East and Arctic Development Corporation, an organization that sources gas and oil from those regions for Russia. As the country’s economy struggles as the rest of the world shun the war-mongering Kremlin, the wider sourcing of fuel is seen as vital.
Perchorin was the managing director of the scheme and also oversaw the development of the air industry in Eastern Russia and he had recently given a speech at the Eastern Economic Forum which was led by Vladimir Putin.
The energy bigwig’s body was found a day after he went missing. According to the Russian paper, Komsomolskaya Pravda, he had fallen from a boat as it sailed near Cape Ignatiev.
“Ivan’s death is an irreparable loss for friends and colleagues, a great loss for the corporation,” said the corporation in a statement.
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Ivan Pechorin, manager of the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation has died in mysterious circumstances.
According to official police reports, Pechorin fell overboard near near Russky island.
— WhereisRussiaToday (@WhereisRussia) September 12, 2022
“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends.”
Strangely, Perchorin’s colleague, the CEO of the Artic Development Corporation, Igor Nosov, 43, died very suddenly from a stroke last February.
It comes after a long list of Russian officials and powerful executives have died in mysterious circumstances, coincidentally, mostly from allegedly ‘jumping’ or ‘falling’ from high buildings.
After each death, Russian state media has written the incident off as a freak accident or suicide, despite evidence to suggest foul play.
Earlier this month, Russian oil tycoon, Ravil Maganov, 67, allegedly jumped from a sixth-floor window in a hospital in Moscow during a routine check-up for a heart condition.
Russian state media reported that Maganov, who was the head of Russia’s biggest oil firm, Lukoil, had committed suicide before any police investigation had taken place, but one report suggested he had been “beaten” and “thrown out of a window”.
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His death came after the company had released a statement to oppose Putin’s invasion.
In July, the head of a transport and logistics company, Gazaprom was found dead and floating in his swimming pool at his home in St Petersburg. Yuri Voronov, 61, died along with two of his colleagues in separate incidents, sparking suspicion that the three had been murdered.
The badly beaten body of Gazaprom executive, Alexander Tyulakov, 61, was found by his mistress in February. Tyulakov was found with a noose around his neck in his $500,000 home while Leonid Shulman, 60, the company’s transport head, was found stabbed to death on his bathroom floor.
In April, Russian media claimed that oligarch millionaire and chairman of Novatek, Sergey Protosenya, 55, hanged himself after butchering his wife and teenage daughter with an ax.
Latvian-American businessman, Dan Rapoport, 52, mysteriously and perhaps coincidentally died after falling from a luxury apartment block in Washington DC on August 14.
I am deeply shocked. Saddened by Dan Rapoport’s sadden death. Terrible news. A great guy who believed in much brighter future for Russia and who loved Ukraine.
I am going to miss you, my friend. We suppose to meet for lunch after I come back from travel. RIP, Dan. 💔 pic.twitter.com/vUU9xISD58
— Iryna Verity (@Iryna_Verity) August 16, 2022
Passers-by found his body on the sidewalk next to a smashed cell phone and $2,620 in cash. Before he fell to his death, neighbors said they had heard shouting coming from the building.
While just a week ago, Ukrainian-born cell phone millionaire, Yevgeny Palant, 47, and his wife were found stabbed to death. State media claimed Olega, 50, had stabbed her husband to death before taking her on life after he threatened to leave her.