It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
- May 29, 2009
- Welwyn Garden City (but oddly, not an actual city)
The chairman of Russia's Lukoil oil giant, Ravil Maganov, has died after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, reports say. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/seventh-putin-pal-dies-months-27974708Seventh Putin pal dies in months after 'mysterious plunge from boat'
Another high-ranking Russian industrialist has died following an unexplained accident.
Ivan Pechorin, hand-picked by leader Vladimir Putin to head up the development of natural resources in Russia ’s Arctic territories, apparently fell overboard while sailing his private yacht off the country’s Pacific coast. ...
Pechorin, 39, is the latest senior official linked to Russia’s energy sector and the Kremlin to die in suspicious circumstances. ...
He reportedly fell off the side of a boat in the waters close to Russky Island near Cape Ignatiev, said Komsomolskaya Pravda.
His body was found after a search lasting more than a day.
Well, 'received wisdom' up until the invasion - including Western thought - was that Russia had superiority in materiel as well as in numbers. Yup, they have the cannon fodder ... er ... population to throw into battle, but it looks like the logistics is thin on the ground and the actual doctrine is woeful concerning use of combined forces.Are you suggesting that some of the budget was siphoned off into (ahem) 'private accounts' and when they showed Putin the tanks that they were just cardboard-cut-outs of tanks?
That's a lot of firepower, especially as it only lists confirmed losses; the actual figure will be much higher.
Russian businessman Ivan Pechorin, the top manager for the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, has been found dead in Vladivostok, the latest in a string of mysterious deaths among Russian executives.
According to Russian state media outlet RIA Novosti, the administration of Vladivostok said a body was found near the village of Beregovoe. Pechorin drowned on September 10 near Cape Ignatyev in Vladivostok, regional media reports.
Pechorin is at least the ninth prominent Russian businessmen to have reportedly died by suicide or in unexplained accidents since late January, with six of them associated with Russia's two largest energy companies.
Four of those six were linked to the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom or one of its subsidiaries, while the other two were associated with Lukoil, Russia's largest privately owned oil and gas company.
FULL STORY: https://www.thedailybeast.com/russi...o-falls-to-his-death-in-latest-plunge-mysteryEx-Putin Ally Plunges to His Death ‘From a Great Height’ at Moscow Aviation Institute
An aviation expert has become the latest Russian official to fall to his death in mysterious circumstances.
Anatoly Gerashchenko, the former head of Moscow’s Aviation Institute (MAI), died in a mysterious fall inside the institute’s headquarters in the Russian capital on Tuesday.
The organization’s press office released a statement describing the 73-year-old’s death as “the result of an accident,” adding that his untimely demise was a “a colossal loss for the MAI and the scientific and pedagogical community.”
Russian news outlet Izvestia, citing an unnamed source, reported that Gerashchenko “fell from a great height” and careened down several flights of stairs. He was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. ...
A senior aviation expert and former head of the Moscow Aviation Institute has died from a mysterious fall within the institute's headquarters building. The fall seems to have involved tumbling down multiple flights of stairs.
FULL STORY: https://www.thedailybeast.com/russi...o-falls-to-his-death-in-latest-plunge-mystery