Two Russian Oligarchs—Sergey Protosenya and Vladislav Avayev–and their families were found dead less than 24 hours apart.
Two Russian oligarchs were found dead as if they had first killed their family and then themselves.
About 24 hours between the two incidents.
— Jessikka Aro ⚠️ Putin’s Trolls (@JessikkaAro) April 21, 2022
Bodies were discovered at the Oligarchs’ respective residences in Moscow and Spain.
Media is reporting the deaths as murder-suicides.
Neither men were on the international sanctions list in the Ukraine conflict.
According to Newsweek:
Former Kremlin official and Gazprombank vice-president Vladislav Avayev, 51, was found dead in his luxury Moscow apartment alongside the bodies of his wife and 13-year-old daughter on Monday. It appeared he had shot them before turning the gun on himself. The bodies were found by distraught 26-year-old daughter Anastasia after she was unable to get hold of her family. …
The following day former Novatek deputy chairman Sergey Protosenya, 55, his wife Natalya, 53, and 18-year-old daughter, Maria, were found dead at their Spanish mansion. The scene suggested the women had been stabbed, before Protosenya hanged himself in the garden. The alarm was raised by the couple’s teenage son, who was staying in France, after he was unable to reach his parents at their home in the coastal town of Lloret de Mar.