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The fate of Russian energy industry executives and their families.

There have been two murder-suicides of Russian energy industry executives and their families in a week:

More on the latest one:

A little more:

Protosenya was the former vice president and chief accountant of Novatek, a major gas company with close connections to Gazprombank.

Protosenya left no suicide note, and there were no bloodstains on his body, El Punta Vui reported, without citing sources.

He was very careful for a desperate man. He made sure he did it the day after the first murder suicide, he left no explanation, and he tidied up before he hung himself. Sure, sure, this was just a domestic incident. Move along, nothing to see here.

Putting aside that there seems to be one murder-suicide short of a correlation, this is a horrific thing to have happen to an entire family including children. It must be making Russian gas executives and bankers very nervous.

Any speculation as to what’s going on here? Have they been giving gas away to Europe? Taking a hefty cut off the top without paying tribute to Putin first? Being a bit too forward in their opposition to anything related to the war in Ukraine?

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