MOSCOW – Entrepreneur Vladimir Marugov, also known as the Sausage King of Moscow – who famously calls one of his factories the “Meat Empire” – was naked in a sauna hut on Sunday night when two Masked attacker attacks him and his lover.
The attackers demanded money, then tied up Marugov and his associates before killing the businessman with crossbows. His mistress then managed to escape the crime scene and informed authorities of the bloody slaughter. banya.
Before his grim death, millionaire Marugov had a dream of building his family business into a traditional sausage empire, in the style of the most prestigious German or Austrian sausage brands, leaving it to be. you can pass it on to your son and then your grandchildren. The idea of a succession was ingrained in his mind; Marugov has shared this dream in every interview he has answered. But lately, that dream of a stable life has disappeared. A few years ago, he left his wife to marry a younger woman ̵1; who was also the last lover in the sauna attack. Then his oldest son died in a traffic accident last year.
And on Sunday, Marugov’s life ended in the most tragic way.
The businessman had enemies in his closest circle, and he fought a fierce battle over the property with members of his family.
Like many men in the Russian elite, Marugov lived a double life – one with his handsome wife, the poet Tatiana Marugova, and their son; and another with his business partner, 36-year-old Sabina Gaziyeva, a long brown-haired girl (like his wife). When Marugov divorced Tatiana, he initially acted inappropriately: the tycoon left his wife and son, the future heir to the estate, a spacious apartment, a mansion and a sausage factory. beloved of him. But then Marugov changed his mind and reclaimed all his property.
Russia – where even the president divorced his first wife and rumored to have a mysterious private life, including some of the children of Olympic champion Alina Kabayeva – loves gossiping about home movies rich family. A few years ago, the whole country was discussing unnecessary details in the personal Marugovs scandals.
His ex-wife, poet Tatiana, published her painful and desperate lyrics, then appeared on state television on a rumored Aleksey Malakhov show and declared: ” I have found out that there is a lover in his bed for half of our lives; that my husband bought her an apartment and a car ”. The biggest wound, Tatiana said, was that Marugov stopped communicating with their 23-year-old son, Alexander, after he had two children with a new partner. Marugov has dedicated her life to her new family, she said. The ex-wife shared her grief with millions of Russians on Malakhov’s show: “I received death threats from him, trust me, he won’t stop until you I crushed me, ”she complained to the nation.
The war for the Meat Empire and other family properties continued for five years. Then another tragedy struck: Alexander, Marugov’s son, crashed his motorcycle last July and died.
Marugov is the second Russian businessman to have been assassinated in his sauna in recent weeks. The authoritarian businessman Alexander Petrov was murdered in a sauna in the city of Vyborg, near the border with Finland, in late October.
Former intelligence agent Gennady Gudkov told The Daily Beast that the latest murders should be a wake-up call for all Russian elites to reconsider their security situation. “If I were a Russian tycoon today, I would have noticed both the assassination of Marugov, which was skillfully carried out by a crossbow shooter, as well as another recent assassination against businessman Alexander. Petrov – he was killed walking out of his sauna, a place where a person is very vulnerable, “Gudkov said.
On Monday night, police arrested the alleged murderers of Marugov. It is not clear who was behind the murder, but Gudkov, a longtime manager of a security company, suspects it is an organized attack. “I was able to prevent a contractual murder: a wife ordered the assassination of her husband in revenge, after he raised the rent of her shop; Gudkov, who has experience in criminal investigations in Russia, said she later admitted to me her true intentions. “I am sure investigators suspect Marugov’s closest family members [or] friends as some of the main suspects. “
Thousands of Russians have lost their jobs in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crime situation is getting worse and worse in many regions. One of them, the republic of Tatarstan, reported a 25% increase in criminal cases in April. The Russian Interior Ministry said that between January and June the number of cybercriminals and financial frauds also increased by 91 percent. “We were concerned in April that the unemployed would form criminal gangs,” a Moscow businessman, Vasily Zubakin, told The Daily Beast. But he says targeting wealthy individuals is nothing new. “In general, the criminals here robbed the summer cottage and tortured private owners during times of high oil prices and low oil prices, before and during the viral era.”