Two Russian tycoons and their families found dead

Two Russian businessmen Vladislav Avayev and Sergey Protosenya they were found dead the same day.
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By Hector Murcia

Spain – In the afternoon hours of Tuesday (19.04.2022), the police of Catalonia, Mossos d’Escuadra, reported that they were conducting an investigation into what appeared to be a case of sexist violence, in a renowned coastal city in the northwest of the autonomous community.

In a luxurious house in the city of Lloret de Mar in the province of Girona, authorities found the body of Russian businessman Sergey Protosenya, who had apparently committed suicide after stabbing his wife and daughter to death several times. 16 years.

The Mossos d'Escuadra went to the home after receiving a complaint from another son of Protosenya, who resides in France, since after several attempts he had not been able to contact his relatives by any means.

Although everything indicated that Sergey had murdered his wife and daughter and later committed suicide, investigation has found that in Russia, another businessman from that country has been found dead, also apparently committing suicide, with the circumstance that the bodies of his wife and a daughter of 13 years.

The situation has begun to generate many questions because both tycoons belonged to important Russian gas companies and would be directly involved with the Kremlin., and their bodies along with those of their families have been found the same day.

Sergey Protosenya
According to the digital media El Caso de Catalunya, Sergey was a renowned businessman in Russia, since he had a high position in Novatek, an important national company in charge of gas distribution. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Moscow University and has held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Novatek Board of Directors for more than seven years..

With a fortune amounting to 400 millions of euros, Protosenya and her family shared on their social networks the life of luxury they led, his love of golf and his travels around the world.

Although the Spanish authorities continue to investigate the case as sexist violence, there is no record of any such complaint against Sergey.

Vladislav Avayev
“Former Vice President of Russia's Gazprombank, Vladislav Avayev, was found dead in his Moscow home. Investigations suggest that the former Kremlin official, of 50 years, allegedly killed his wife, to his daughter from 13 years and then committed suicide”, points out the Mexican media

As has transpired, Avayev was found with a gun in his hands, together with the lifeless bodies of his wife and daughter. The bodies were found by his eldest daughter 26 years, who after not being able to communicate with them, decided to go to the home where he discovered the tragic scene.

According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, “Gazprombank is the key bank in the scheme devised by Vladimir Putin for European companies to pay for Russian gas in rubles: according to your strategy, importers must open two current accounts in the institution, one in rubles and one in foreign currency; pay the amount due in foreign currency and wait for the bank to complete the conversion by moving the equivalent of the amount paid to the ruble account, from which the payment is completed”, so he detailed it.

russian gas
OAO Novatek is Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, and the second largest producer of natural gas in the country behind the state-controlled company Gazprom. The company was originally known as OAO FIK.