Vladimir Nekrasov, head of the board of directors, died at age 66 from acute heart failure
Vladimir Nekrasov, 66-year-old head of the board of directors of Lukoil, Russia’s largest oil company, has died suddenly.. This is the third Lukoil executive to die since the start of the war in Ukraine. “It is with deep regret that we announce the sudden death” of Nekrasov, we read in a note from Lukoil cited by the Tass news agency. According to what we read, the manager died of “acute heart failure”. Nekrasov was born in 1957 and worked in the oil industry for 50 years.
Nekrasov is not the first Lukoil executive to die suddenly On September 1, 2022, Ravil Maganov, who had been among the founders of Lukoil and later became its president, died mysteriously when he fell from a window of a Moscow hospital where he had been hospitalized for a heart attack. Maganov had criticized Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A few months earlier, in May, another executive of the oil giant, Alexander Subbotin, died in unclear circumstances. According to Russian media, he was found dead after undergoing treatment with toad venom administered by a shaman.
Since the beginning of the war there have been numerous suspicious deaths of members of the Russian business world. In May last year, when Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Pyotr Kucherenko died mysteriously after feeling ill on the plane returning to Russia from Cuba, there were 13 Russian businessmen who died suddenly due to alleged suicides, accidents or fulminant illnesses.