Dmitry Zelenov , a 50 year old Russian Oligarch and Property Mogul died after allegedly falling down a flight of stairs during a visit with friends in the town of Antibes in the French Riviera on 9 December 2022.
Dmitry Zelenov Died Under Mysterious Circumstances
Dmitry Zelenov, a Russian real estate tycoon, died in Antibes, a coastal city in France. According to French newspaper Var Matin, Mr Zelenov died after tumbling from a flight of stairs on December 9. He was having dinner with friends when Mr Zelenov suddenly became unwell, falling down a flight of stairs and suffering critical injuries. Zelenov was rushed to Hospital Pasteur in Nice where he succumbed to his injuries . His friends were informed about his death at 7 AM next morning that Dmitry Zelenov died without regaining consciousness.
Baza ,a Media Group said on Telegram that Dmitry Zelenov had undergone vascular surgery for unspecified heart problems.
Who Was Russian Oligarch Dmitry Zelenov ?
Dmitry Zelenov was the former owner of Russian developer Don-Stroy, which constructed the 61-story Triumph Palace Tower in Moscow, one of the tallest residential structures in Europe. Before the company fell under the control of Russia’s state-owned bank VTB after succumbing to the 2008 financial crisis, Zelenov’s net worth was estimated at $1.4 billion, landing him on the Forbes list of Russian billionaires.
Zelenov owned many upscale rental properties in Courchevel, France and Alpine, New Jersey.
In Moscow alone Zelenov’s car collection was more than 24, which included four Mercedes, two Bentleys, and one Rolls Royce.
After Dmitry Zelenov died , Zelenov’s widow, Natalia Dvoryanynova along with one of their sons Michael Zelenov, have filed suit against Zelenov’s parents and his adult daughter/financial advisor for allegedly cutting off access to Zelenov’s largest assets.
In the complaint, Zelenov’s wife and eldest son further allege they’ve lost access to rental proceeds from a luxury ski chalet in Courchevel, France, as well as a sprawling seven-bedroom estate (last assessed at US$5 million) set on 2.4 acres in the upscale enclave of Alpine, New Jersey, home to billionaire hedge founder Larry Robbins and celebrities like comedian Chris Rock. Dvoryanynova and her two children with Zelenov reside on the exclusive Fisher Island, the nation’s wealthiest zip code that’s only accessible from Miami by ferry (or yacht).
It’s unclear just how much Dmitry Zelenov ’s assets are now worth. The complaint lists bank accounts, jewelry, and cars. Dvoryanynova’s attorneys note that the assets include “tens of millions of dollars” in Russian real estate and as much as $90 million in France. It seems that Dmitry Zelenov had a complicated web of trusts and LLCs surrounding his fortune that only he fully knew.
Jason Giller and Hilary Schein are the Miami-based attorneys representing Dvoryanynova and her oldest son.
Russian Oligarchs Mysterious Deaths in 2022
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
The CEO of the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Igor Nosov, died on 8 Feb 2022.
Alexander Tyulakov , another top executive for Gazprom, was found dead on 25 February 2022 in a garage.
Ukraine-born oligarch Mikhail Watford was found dead on 28 February 2022 , three days after Tyulakov at his home in England.
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, 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.
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.
Former top Lukoil executive Alexander Subbotin was found dead in 8 May 2022 in the basement of a house near Moscow.
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.
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.
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.
Russian aviation expert Anatoly Gerashchenko, who worked as the head of the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), has died after falling down the stairs. Gerashchenko is said to have slipped and tumbled down the stairs to his death.
Pavel Pchelnikov [ Павел Пчельников ] , the head of communications at Russian Railways subsidiary Digital Logistics, wasfound dead on his balcony by gunshot wound in the green Kolomenskaya Embankment neighbourhood of Moscow on Wednesday morning 28 September 2022.
Nikolai Mushegian , MakerDAO Co-Founder was found dead in the water off a Puerto Beach on 28 October 2022, hours after he tweeted that the CIA and Mossad would “torture me to death.”
Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei died On 26 Nov 2022 according to the press secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Anatoly Glaz.
Grigory Kochenov, the 41-year-old creative director of AGIMA, a large Russian IT company, fell to his death from his 6th floor balcony in Nizhny Novgorod .while police officers were conducting a search of his apartment on 7 December 2022.