Ex-head of Sechin’s Secretariat found dead in Moscow

Ex-head of Sechin’s Secretariat found dead in Moscow
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Oleg Erovinkin, 61, the head of Rosneft administration and ex-head of Igor Sechin’s Secretariat (2008-2012) was found dead in Moscow. According to preliminary investigation, he died of a heart attack, said the company’s spokesman.

Oleg Erovinkin, 61, the head of Rosneft administration and ex-head of Igor Sechin’s Secretariat died in his car in the center of Moscow, Life reports. His body was found in the center of the capital on December 26.

A representative of the oil company has confirmed death of Rosneft top manager to RBC: "It was not a murder, but a natural death. Oleg Erovinkin was in a car, where, according to preliminary data, he died of a heart attack", - he said to RBC. According to Life source, expertise on causes of Erovinkin’s death will be carried out by the FSB.

The MIA press service told RBC that on Monday at about 11.50 on Kitaygorodsky Proezd, Moscow, there was found a body of a "man, who, according to preliminary data, has died from acute heart failure," - the press service reported.

Erovinkin headed Rosneft department responsible for the secret documents, as well as its reception and sending, a source told RBC. "He prepared personal declarations of [CEO of  Rosneft] Igor Sechin," – the source added. The Rosneft representative gave no comments on this information.

Erovinkin had been familiar with Sechin for a long time: he headed the Secretariat from May 2008 to May 2012, when Sechin was the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Energy sector (during the period Putin was the government head). In May 2012, following Sechin, Erovinkin came to Rosneft and served as Sechin’s chief of staff in the end of 2012. According to RBC sources in Rosneft, leaving the post of acting chief of staff, Erovinkin stayed in Rosneft structure and remained close to Sechin. Thus, in 2015, he headed the department for normative work of the company. The Rosneft representative gave no comments on it, noting Erovinkin was the head of a department. What was the department the representative did not specified.

According to Life, Erovinkin was a General of the FSB. In 1980, he graduated from the Higher School of the KGB of the USSR n.a. Dzerzhinsky. He had been working in the KGB for 20 years, and later was in charge of state secrets in the Presidential Administration

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