Russian oligarchs Vladislav Avayev and Sergey Protosenya were both found dead in their homes along with their families in what has been described as a murder-suicide just days apart.
Avayev was found dead in his Moscow apartment along with his wife and daughter, all of whom were killed by gunshot wounds. Local police suspect that Avayev killed his wife and daughter and then turned the gun on himself.
Protosenya was found the next day hanging in his apartment in Spain, and his wife and daughter were discovered dead from fatal stab wounds.
A bloody knife and ax were found by Protosenya’s side, suggesting that he, like Avayev, had killed his wife and daughter and then ended his own life.
Of course, two Russian oligarchs seemingly snapping and butchering their families before killing themselves just days apart have raised suspicions of foul play.
Considering the tension between Russian president Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs, it isn’t out of the question that Putin’s assassins killed Avayev and Protosenya. The death of an entire family certainly fits the theory that Putin was making an example out of those who would cross him.
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