Oligarchs Deaths

Ivan Pechorin Dead in Vladivostok After ‘falling overboard’ on 10 Sept 2022

Ivan Pechorin ,managing director of the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation,  died on Sept 10 ,2022 , after he fell from his boat in the waters off Russky Island near Cape Ignatiev in the Sea of Japan.

Mysterious Circumstances: Ivan Pechorin Dead – Unraveling the Enigma

On 10 September 2022, Emergency Situations Ministry was alerted that a person fell overboard of a boat in the waters of Russky Island near Cape Ignatiev. Locals also joined the Emergency Team in the search for almost two days. The nearby ships were also asked to join the search and resuce mission by Deputy head of the Vladivostok administration Dmitry Svitailo. None suspected that such an important person would go missing in this region on a sunny day.

The next day, body of Ivan Pechorin was found by rescue workers. He had probably died almost immediately after falling overboard. Ivan Pechorin’s body was found washed up around 100 miles from Vladivostok. Ivan’s body was found near the village of Beregovoe. 


Ivan Pechorin, the managing director of the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, is among six deaths in mysterious circumstances since January 2022 affiliated with the country’s energy sector.

The Curious Case of Ivan Pechorin’s Demise

Born in 1983, Ivan Pechorin is the second KRDV executive to die unexpectedly in the year (2022). The death of Pechorin, 39, comes after his former boss, Igor Nosov, died from a sudden stroke at the age of 43 in February 2022.

Pechorin attended the Eastern Economic Forum headlined by Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, where he was listed as a panelist and moderator for two discussions around strengthening aviation accessibility and airport infrastructure in the Far East and Arctic. Pechorin’s company was tasked with developing the Arctic, a vast source of gas and oil for Russia.

Pechorin’s boss, CEO Igor Nosov, 43, died suddenly in February after a stroke.

Unveiling the Events Leading to Ivan Pechorin’s Tragic End

The Russian news outlet Baza, citing an unnamed witness, claimed Ivan Pechorin and those on board of his luxury yacht with him were drunk at the time he fell overboard.

A general view of the city of Vladivostok
A general view of the city of Vladivostok

Conspiracy Theories: Did Ivan Pechorin Really Die as Reported?

There are widespread theories that many Russian oligarchs were bumped off since Ukraine invasion began by the Kremlin due to holding secret information on Putin or resisting his moves in the energy field.

Many Russian Oligarchs have died in different strange ways, like being shot, hanged, stabbed, poisoned, falling, and drowned. Given the circumstances and the dissent that has surrounded Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, many people do not believe that these deaths are just a coincidence.

Only days earlier, Pechorin had attended the Eastern Economic Forum, which was hosted by President Vladimir Putin in Valdivostok.

Pechorin spoke in a session at Eastern Economic Forum aimed at beating sanctions, called ‘Everyone has their Own Route: The Logistics of a Changed World’.

The KRDV is President Vladimir Putin’s project for developing the rich energy and mining resources of Russia’s farthest eastern region, which has become a crucial objective under the weight of international sanctions.

Russia’s Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (KRDV), described his death as an “irreparable loss.”

On September 12, 2022, it became known about the tragic death of our colleague, Managing Director for the Aviation Industry of the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation Ivan Pechorin. Ivan’s death is an irreparable loss for friends and colleagues, and a great loss for the corporation. We offer our sincere condolences to family and friends.

Development of the Arctic, a hugely lucrative and rich source of oil and gas for Russia, is seen as vital for the country amid global sanctions putting Russia’s economy under strain over Putin’s bombardment of Ukraine.

Pechorin was also responsible for the development of the air industry across the vast east of Russia – a sector also under pressure due to Western economic curbs.

Deaths of Russian Oligarchs 2022 ( Till September 2022)

Leonid Shulman

Leonid Shulman , a top executive for the Russian state-owned energy company Gazprom, was found dead of a reported suicide in a cottage in the village of Leninsky on Jan. 30 , 2022

Igor Nosov

The CEO of the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Igor Nosov, died on 8 Feb 2022.

Alexander Tyulakov 

Alexander Tyulakov , another top executive for Gazprom, was found dead on 25 February 2022 in a garage.

Mikhail Watford 

Ukraine-born oligarch Mikhail Watford was found dead on 28 February 2022 , three days after Tyulakov at his home in England.

Vasily Melnikov

On March 24 ,2022, Russian media reported that billionaire Vasily Melnikov, who owned the medical supply company MedStom , his wife, and their two sons were found dead in their luxury apartment in Nizhny Novgorod. They had all been stabbed, and the murder weapons Knifes were found at the scene.

Vladislav Avayev 

Vladislav Avayev, the former vice president of Gazprombank, one of the largest banks in Russia, which has ties to the energy industry, was found dead in his apartment in Moscow along with his wife and daughter on April 18. 

Sergey Protosenya 

Sergei Protosenya, a former deputy chairman of Novatek, a Russian natural gas firm, was found hanged while his wife and daughter were found stabbed to death at a villa in Spain on 19 April 2022.

Andrei Krukovsky

Andrei Krukovsky, the director of the Gazprom-owned Krasnaya Polyana ski resort, mysteriously fell off a cliff while hiking and died in May 2022.

Alexander Subbotin 

Former top Lukoil executive Alexander Subbotin was found dead in 8 May 2022 in the basement of a house near Moscow.

Yuri Voronov

Yuri Voronov, a 61-year-old Russian business executive having ties with Gazprom was found dead in his swimming pool with a gunshot wound to the head in Leningrad region at around 2 p.m on 4 July 2022.

Dan Rapoport

Dan Rapoport, a Latvia-born American businessman was found dead in front of a luxury apartment building by the D.C. Metro Police Department on 14 August 2022 .

Ravil Maganov

The chairman of the board of Russia’s largest private oil company LUKoil Ravil Maganov, 67, died on 1 Sept 2022 after falling from from the sixth-floor window of the Moscow ‘s Central Clinical Hospital. The hospital is also known as the Kremlin Clinic for its treatment of patients from Russia’s political and business elite. Ravil was reportedly hospitalized for heart problems and depression.

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