Natalia Bochkareva Wiki – Natalia Bochkareva Biography
Natalia Bochkareva, 44, the daughter of former Putin ally Vasily Bochkarev, was found dead in her apartment in Moscow’s Presnensky district on July 11. The concierge at her apartment called the police to report that she had stopped answering the door. But when the police went to the property and forced open the front door, they discovered her dead body. He is the latest in a long line of public figures to suddenly fall ill and die in Russia. There were no signs of violent death, according to preliminary reports. She was the daughter of the late Bochkarev, who ruled Penza oblast from 1998 to 2015.
The 67-year-old, who belonged to Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, died of lung cancer a year after leaving office. Mrs. Bochkareva managed the family wood processing and bakery businesses after the death of her father. But two years ago, she made headlines after falling victim to a scam when she sent a self-styled fortune-teller RUB 16 million (GBP 136,000) to remove a curse. However, after receiving the money, the fortune teller had broken all contact with Natalia and had not fulfilled her part of her agreement. Russia has been plagued by a spate of “suspicious” deaths, many related to the energy sector, since tensions rose ahead of Putin’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
Natalia Bochkareva was 44 years old.
61-year-old Magomed Abdulayev, close to former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, was struck by a car and died of serious injuries in Makhachkala on the Caspian Sea. Ukraine immediately suggested that this was the latest in a string of Russian deaths in Vladimir Putin’s last war-dominated year. The Pravda Geraschenko Telegram channel, run by Ukrainian official Anton Geraschenko, published: “Another mysterious death of a Russian official. A car ran over the former Prime Minister of Dagestan in Makhachkala, killing him. Russian media report that Magomed Abdulayev, 61, was the victim of a car crash when he crossed the road in the wrong place.” And wealthy politician Nikolay Petrunin, also known as Russia’s ‘Gas Wonderkid’, was just 47 years old and had been in a coma for a month when he died in October last year.
The billionaire father of three, a former top executive in the gas industry, has been reported to have died from complications related to severe covid. He was vice-chairman of the powerful energy committee of the Russian parliament, a Putin loyalist and “political protégé”. His businesses built gas pipelines for major Russian energy operators and had ties to the Kremlin’s gas giant Gazprom, which now deprives the West of Russian supplies because of the war, and Rosneft. He declared an annual salary of up to £1.75 million. And on September 1 of last year, oil tycoon Ravil Maganov, 67, fell to his death from the sixth-floor window of a Moscow hospital. One report says that he was ‘beaten’ before being ‘thrown out of a window’, but this was not officially confirmed. Two more deaths of Gazprom-linked executives were also reported last year amid suspicions that their apparent suicides may have been murder.
Alexander Tyulakov, 61, a senior Gazprom finance and security official at the deputy director-general level, was discovered dead in a noose at his £500,000 home one day after Putin invaded Ukraine in 2022. But he had been severely beaten shortly before he “took his own life”, leading to speculation that he was under intense pressure, according to reports. Leonid Shulman, 60, the head of transportation at Gazprom Invest, was also found dead with multiple stab wounds in a pool of blood on his bathroom floor in Leningrad, Russia. And Billionaire Alexander Subbotin, 43, also linked to Kremlin-friendly energy giant Lukoil, where he was a top manager, was found dead in May after “following the advice of shamans”.