Oleg Erovinkin found dead

December 26, 2016

  • Chief Secretary to Rosneft. Close to Sechin since 2008.
  • Found dead in the back of his car in Moscow on December 26 in mysterious circumstances. Being investigated by FSB. Rumored to be a heart attack. No news for one month in Russian press.
  • Hypothetically was a source in the Steele report (July 19, 2016)
  • Source (Erovinkin) stated Sechin met with Carter Page and offered Rosneft ownership in return for lifting of sanctions.

Picked up over a month after his death by the Telegraph, which emphasized this hypothesis.

Telegraph cites the blog of Christo Grtozev:

Biographical Details:

  • Erovinkin was a former general in the KGB and its successor the FSB who later held a high position at Rosneft.
  • He was born on November 7, 1955, graduated from the Dzerzhinsky Higher School of the KGB 1980, worked in various structures of the KGB for 18 years, from 1976 to 1994, joined the Directorate for the Protection of State Secrets in the Press in 1994, led group in 1996. After a brief period in the Policy Division of the Kremlin administration he was returned to state secrets.
  • He worked with Igor Sechin since 2008, initially as secretary to the Presidential Administration then as chief secretary to Rosneft, the largest oil producer in Russia.
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