In the suburbs of St. Petersburg, the body of 61-year-old Yuri Voronov, the head of the transport company Astra Shipping, which was engaged in Arctic contracts for Gazprom, was found.
According to MK, Voronov was found in the pool with a bullet in his head. A Grand Power traumatic pistol was found next to the body.
Voronov's wife said that he left for the Leningrad region on July 1, and before leaving he had a conflict with business partners due to the loss of money.
Moscow Says, citing SPARK-Interfax, notes that Astra-Shipping finished 2020 with a loss of 95 million rubles, 2021 - 65 million rubles.
This is the fifth death in six months associated with the Russian gas industry. In January, in a cottage near St. Petersburg, 60-year-old Gazprom top manager Leonid Shulman, who previously worked at Gazprom Transgaz, committed suicide and left a suicide note.
On February 25, in the same village, 61-year-old Alexander Tyulyakov, deputy general director of the Gazprom Unified Settlement Center for corporate security, was found dead. Previously, he served as Deputy General Director for Corporate Security and Human Resources at Gazprom Transgaz St. Petersburg, which was involved in the export and transportation of fuel to several Russian regions. Police determined that the man committed suicide. There was a note next to his body.
On April 18, the former vice-president of Gazprombank Vladislav Avaev, his daughter and wife were found dead in Moscow. The bodies were found in an apartment on Universitetsky Prospekt - they were discovered by a relative who could not get through to the Avaevs for several days. According to investigators' preliminary version, Avaev shot his wife and 13-year-old daughter with a pistol and then committed suicide. The police made this conclusion because the weapon was in Avaev's hands. The door was locked from the inside, no traces of other persons being in the house during the shooting were found. The GSU TFR qualified the incident under Part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code - the murder of two or more persons.
On April 21, the former top manager of Novatek, Sergey Protosenya, his wife and daughter were found dead in Spain. Their bodies were found in a house in the village of Lloret de Mar (province of Girona). Protosenya owned a fortune of 400 million euros and lived in France. The family came to Spain for the Easter holidays. The police considered the version according to which Protosenya could kill his wife and daughter, and then commit suicide.