Russian executive found dead after allegedly falling from boat

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Ivan Pechorin, Managing Director Aviation industry at the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, reportedly died after falling from a speeding boat off the coast of Vladivostok on Saturday night, the latest in a series of mysterious deaths among the Russian elite.

The Development Corporation for the Far East and the Arctic announced his “tragic death” on Monday.

“Ivan’s death is an irreparable loss to friends and colleagues, a great loss to the corporation,” Nigam said. “We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends.”

Pravda.ru, a pro-Kremlin news outlet, reported that Pechorin and a group of friends boarded a boat on Russky Island on Saturday evening, when they were near Eastern cities of Vladivostok,

According to Pravda.ru, about 40 minutes into the trip Pechorin fell from the front deck of the boat. His body was washed away on Russky Island on Monday.

of Ivan Pechorin

The “tragic death” of Ivan Pechorin was announced on Monday by the Development Corporation for the Far East and the Arctic.
(Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic)

According to Rebekah Koffler, a former Defense Intelligence Agency official and author of “Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America,” Pechorin’s death may have been a tragic accident or a “tragic accident.”

“It is quite plausible that Pechorin fell into the sea” by boat When he was shaking because he was drunk. Having drinking parties on a boat, swimming in the sea under the influence in the dark – all this corresponds to how the Russian oligarchs entertain themselves. But it also makes for a credible cover story,” Koffler told Fox News Digital.

“The truth is unlikely to be discovered because the Russian investigation cannot be trusted. If this was a one-hit job, it would be made to look like a tragic accident.”

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Pechorin last Wednesday conducted a discussion about expanding aviation access to the Far East at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

same day, Putin also visited Vladivostok to address the Eastern Economic Forum.

“We have lost nothing and will not lose anything. In terms of what we have achieved, I can say that the main advantage is the strengthening of our sovereignty,” Putin said in a translation at the conference about the Ukraine war. said accordingly. by Reuters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and oil company's chairman of the board of directors Lukoil Ravil Maganov (R) pose for a photograph during an awards ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow on November 21, 2019.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and oil company’s chairman of the board of directors Lukoil Ravil Maganov (R) pose for a photograph during an awards ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow on November 21, 2019.
(Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

Pechorin is the latest member of Russia’s elite to die under suspicious circumstances.

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Ravil Maganov, president of the Russian oil company Lukoil, died two weeks ago After allegedly falling from a hospital window in Moscow. State news agency Tass reported he committed suicide, while his company said he “died after a serious illness.”

Lukoil was one of the few companies to speak out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it a “tragedy” in the early days of the war and expressing sympathy for the victims.

Dan Rapoport in Washington, DC

Dan Rapoport in Washington, DC
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Last month, Soviet-born businessman and Putin critic Dan Rapoport reportedly jumped to his death From your upscale apartment in Washington, DC

Rappaport left Russia in 2012 because of the support of political prisoner Alexei Navalny. He often expressed support for Ukraine on social media, calling Putin an “evil, corrupt, deceitful and dangerous man”.

Fox News’ John Brown and Adam Sabes contributed to this report.

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