A Russian billionaire died in a helicopter crash that has not yet been clarified

Viacheslav Taran

A russian billionaire He died in a helicopter crash near Monaco, in an act surrounded by suspicions due to good weather conditions and the alleged cancellation of another passenger “at the last moment”.

The death of Viacheslav Taran, 53, is also the third time a businessman has been linked to cryptocurrencies in recent weeks, according to the British press. Days ago, Tiantian Kullander, 30, died “in his sleep”, while Nikolai Mushegian, 29, also a millionaire, drowned on a beach in Puerto Rico.

The helicopter accident, which was taking off from Lausanne (Switzerland) bound for Monaco, occurred on Friday the 25th shortly after noon in Los Alpes, on a trip operated by Monacair.

Taran was the founder of the trading and investment platform Libertex and Forex Clubas reported Sun. Meanwhile, from Ukraine they claimed that he had ties to Russian agents: the Unian agency described him as a “billionaire crypto businessman with probable ties to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service”, without citing his sources. The agency added that Taran was responsible for “laundering Russian funds through a cryptocurrency trading system.”

Monaco is a principality that attracts millionaires (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)
Monaco is a principality that attracts millionaires (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

For his part, his wife, Olga Taran, is the founder of the Hello Monaco media outlet. Together they had three children.

According to SunNice’s deputy prosecutor visited the crash site and said third-party guilt could not be ruled out.

The 35-year-old pilot also died.

Taran’s company issued a harsh statement: “It is with great sadness that Libertex Group confirms the death of its co-founder and Chairman of the Board, Vyacheslav Taran, following a helicopter crash that took place en route to Monaco on Friday, March 13. . November 25, 2022. The Board of Directors of the Libertex Group and the employees of the company express their deepest condolences and condolences to the Taran family.”

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