Russian investor and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Vyacheslav Taran has died in a helicopter crash on French territory. The accident is the latest in a string of deaths for cryptocurrency executives and adds another name to the list of Russian billionaires who died under mysterious circumstances this year.
Libertex president dies in helicopter crash en route to Monaco
Russian businessman Vyacheslav Taran, founder of the Forex Club and head of the Libertex Group, has died in a helicopter crash in southeastern France. I was the only passenger on a human-controlled aircraft.
Taran was traveling from the Swiss city of Lucerne to Monaco when the accident happened near the Italian border on Friday 25 November. The news of his death was confirmed by Libertex, a trading platform for various assets, including cryptocurrencies, and the Russian Embassy in Paris.
On Monday, a diplomatic mission told TASS news agency that a helicopter owned by Monacair had crashed in the area of Villefranche-sur-Mer. has not yet been identified.
The death of Vyacheslav Taran is the latest in a series of such events in cryptospace. On November 23, her Tiantian Kullander, co-founder of Hong Kong-based company Amber Group, died in her sleep at just 30 years old. Old Nikolai Musezian drowned in Puerto Rico.
Taran is also one of several Russian businessmen who recently died mysteriously. The group includes Ivan Pechorin, 39-year-old managing director of the Russian Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, who fell from a boat and drowned near Vladivostok on September 10.
At least 10 executives have reportedly died in suicides or bizarre accidents this year, half of them linked to Russian energy giant state-owned Gazprom and private company Lukoil. In another example, oil company chairman Ravil Maganov, 67, also died in September after reportedly falling from a window of a Moscow hospital.
Taran Forex Club, a group of companies specializing in contracts for differential and forex trading in the retail market, lost its Russian license in 2018 and was forced to close by the Central Bank of Russia. Founded in 1997, he was one of the largest platforms in the country.
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