Another Russian oligarch dies after ‘falling overboard’ in latest mysterious death

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Another of Vladimir Putin’s close friends has died after mysteriously “falling overboard” from a boat.

Ivan Pechorin, 39, who is Putin’s “hands-on” for the development of Russia’s vast Arctic resources, is the ninth suspicious death within the Kremlin’s inner circle of power in recent months.

Many of the mysteriously deceased Russian oligarchs are linked to the country’s energy sector as it comes under scrutiny over its supplies to Europe.

Pechorin, managing director of Putin’s Far East and Arctic Development Corporation, had recently attended a major conference hosted by Putin in Vladivostok and apparently drowned while sailing on his private yacht off the Pacific coast of the country.

The Russian tabloid daily Komsomolskaya Pravda said they dived overboard in waters near Russky Island near Cape Ignatiev.

Pechorin was also responsible for developing the airline industry in Russia’s vast east – a sector also under pressure due to Western economic restraints.

His body was found after a search lasting more than a day.

The Arctic Development Society said in a statement: “Ivan’s death is an irreparable loss to friends and colleagues, a great loss to society.

“We offer our sincere condolences to family and friends.”

The company’s former CEO, Igor Nosov, 43, also died suddenly in February, apparently from a stroke.

Every death of Putin’s power operatives has been presented as an accident or suicide by officials.

But there are widespread theories that they were killed by the Kremlin because of possessing secret information about Putin or resisting his energy moves.

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