Another Senior Russian Official Has Died

Tyler Durden's picture

Since the day of Donald Trump's election, high-ranking Russian officials have been dropping like flies and today's reports that a top official of Russia's space agency has been found dead brings the total to eight.

As we noted previously, six Russian diplomats have died in the last 3 months - all but one died on foreign soil. Some were shot, while other causes of death are unknown. Note that a few deaths have been labeled "heart attacks" or "brief illnesses."

1. You probably remember Russia's Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov — he was assassinated by a police officer at a photo exhibit in Ankara on December 19.


2. On the same day, another diplomat, Peter Polshikov, was shot dead in his Moscow apartment. The gun was found under the bathroom sink but the circumstances of the death were under investigation. Polshikov served as a senior figure in the Latin American department of the Foreign Ministry.


3. Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died in New York this past week. Churkin was rushed to the hospital from his office at Russia's UN mission. Initial reports said he suffered a heart attack, and the medical examiner is investigating the death, according to CBS.


4. Russia's Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, died after a "brief illness January 27, which The Hindu said he had been suffering from for a few weeks.


5. Russian Consul in Athens, Greece, Andrei Malanin, was found dead in his apartment January 9. A Greek police official said there was "no evidence of a break-in." But Malanin lived on a heavily guarded street. The cause of death needed further investigation, per an AFP report. Malanin served during a time of easing relations between Greece and Russia when Greece was increasingly critiqued by the EU and NATO.


6. Ex-KGB chief Oleg Erovinkin, who was suspected of helping draft the Trump dossier, was found dead in the back of his car December 26, according to The Telegraph. Erovinkin also was an aide to former deputy prime minister Igor Sechin, who now heads up state-owned Rosneft.

If we go back further than 3 months...

7. On the morning of U.S. Election Day, Russian diplomat Sergei Krivov was found unconscious at the Russian Consulate in New York and died on the scene. Initial reports said Krivov fell from the roof and had blunt force injuries, but Russian officials said he died from a heart attack. BuzzFeed reports Krivov may have been a Consular Duty Commander, which would have put him in charge of preventing sabotage or espionage.


8. In November 2015, a senior adviser to Putin, Mikhail Lesin, who was also the founder of the media company RT, was found dead in a Washington hotel room according to the NYT. The Russian media said it was a "heart attack," but the medical examiner said it was "blunt force injuries."


9. If you go back a few months prior in September 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s driver was killed too in a freak car accident while driving the Russian President’s official black BMW  to add to the insanity.

If you include these three additional deaths that’s a total of nine Russian officials that have died over the past 2 years... until today...

As AP reports, a top official of Russia's space agency has been found dead in a prison where he was being held on charges of embezzlement.

A spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee, Yulia Ivanova, told the state news agency RIA Novosti that the 11 other people in Vladimir Evdokimov's cell were being questioned.


Investigators found two stab wounds on Evdokimov's body, but no determination had been made of whether they were self-inflicted.


Evdokimov, 56, was the executive director for quality control at Roscosmos, the country's spaceflight and research agency.


He was jailed in December on charges of embezzling 200 million rubles ($3.1 million) from the MiG aerospace company.

So, while motive is unclear in all of these cases, that brings the total number of dead Russian officials in the past two years to ten. Probably nothing...

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J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

Oh yes Croe sus that's it!

It's a game of collecting trading cards. Knock off a stooge and wait for the commemorative issue.

Fill the whole suit and outwit your global service counterparts.

So Langers have got 1 to 9 in the red Commie suit, only needing the 10 and court cards to complete.

The King might be a bit trickey but a leftover W54 via Seal special delivery might do the job.

And you thought Saddam Hussein got it bad, wait till Pooty-pants gets a taste of the 'SADM' treatment himself.


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

JuliaS's picture

Did anyone read the article? The man died in prison where he languished for embezzling funds. Most the officials who died under not so mysterious circumstances were old, and those who suffered brief illness - just google their photographs. They didn't look healthy to begin with. No doubt, overindulgence had its impact. Fat crooks. Each country has plenty. Maybe 2 out of 10 got offed by rivals, but the rest - I think their circumstances are way less suspicious than those surrounding Clinton's inner circle.

Croesus's picture

Great...keep poking the God, we've got nutcases running the asylum...Who the hell could possibly think this is a good idea, other than the MIC/Deep State?

Smedley's picture

Poke the Bear one too many times and he'll rip your arm off!


Croesus's picture

@ Smedley:

The insanity of this is really beyond; what the hell does anyone gain from it, unless the goal is to create an ELE?

SixIsNinE's picture

NASA pins him as the leaker about the fake space program : 

Shaquille Oneal opens up :

Vigilante's picture

Are you telling me that Amerikanski never went to the moon?

...and NASA (plus the shadow govt) pocketed billions?

I'm shocked!

Gonzogal's picture

"Who the hell could possibly think this is a good idea, other than the MIC/Deep State?"

Correct, for example former CIA deputy director Michael Morell said that "Russians and Iranians in Syria should be killed covertly to 'pay the price"

And besides him there have been open calls for "regime change in Moscow" by most US politicians, in fact if I remember correctly it is official US policy towards Russia!

BenBache's picture

How much truth in any of it?  I watched videos of the "shooting" of the ambassador and it looked totally fake.  Really badly done by a grade B camera crew.  You could see the crew in some pictures.  So what does that say about the other deaths?  If you heard it in the MSM, it probably didn't happen, unless it talks about something positive.  

Smedley's picture

Somebody is cleanin' house!


FreshOutaSumfinForNufin's picture

They must be dying from too much vitamin Z

Logan 5's picture

Vitamin J


fixed it

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

I agree with vitamins but don't forget your minerals as well, especially a healthy dose of lead.

Not in easly swallowed form but subdermal via percussive projectile is doctors's orders.


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

Unwashed's picture

eh, Putin managing the Russian government's pension liabilities.

Made in Occupied America's picture

Did Hillary know any (or all) of these (former) officials?

fleur de lis's picture

What are the possibilities?

1) He was silenced in jail by

a) another conspirator before he could sing

b) someone in a position to exact revenge for something

   c) some vast, evil organization with tentacles that can reach deep into the Russian prison system where it owns someone who can provide wet work access 

2) He slashed himself because

   a) because he was ordered to do so or his relatives would pay

   b) he was deeply ashamed and could not face a trial

3) If he did in fact slash himself, who supplied the knife?

4) Maybe his story went even deeper -- maybe in all the recent hack-a-thons the Ruskies found evidence of spying.

That's a bad thing to get caught with in Russia.

The CIA and assorted American turncoats in DC and elsewhere can get away with fun and games like that but not with the Ruskies.




aloha_snakbar's picture

I wish DemoCraps would catch whatever the Russians have...

thebigunit's picture

Senior Russian officials should just be more careful.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Does the U.S. Government really believe this is going to get Russia to capitulate into leaving Syria and assisting those in the neighborhood in seeking their help after what America has done to them since 9/11?...

The irony of George Soros' actions and the rest of his Anglo-Zionist camp is that this will not only NOT WORK but will in fact continue to bring the Russian people and it's allies together!...

I think it's high time that the Russian Federation put the letter "A" in asymmetric response.

And I can honestly say that there are many "pockets" of opportunity in and around the Washington Metropolitan Area when they so choose the timing!

BarkingCat's picture

I wish the Russians would give the Syrians some good air defense systems or light up any heeb plane that crosses the border.


Kefeer's picture

Assad is like Erdogan; East-West puppets used to play "good cop vs bad cop".  The arms dealers or MIC are getting rich off the chaos and suffering of a multitude of others.  These organizations are leaches to all humanity like Congress, Wall Street, Chicago and whoever else you can name.

kochevnik's picture

Only when collaberating with Nazis

fleur de lis's picture

Idiot Soros was a Nazi collaborator who sold stolen Jewish property.

And to this day he does not regret it.

Notice how he is still off the hook and running around wild without fear of the ever hunting Nazi hunters. 

TheLastTrump's picture

Yes, and so are the rest of his Democrat/ libertarian/ progressive/ leftist scum buddies like OBAMA.

It's one big communist cesspool.

Anonymous IX's picture

Which "U.S. Government," though?  CIA?  Which one?  NSA?  Same question.  19 acknowledged intelligence agencies.  Which one?  1,000 unacknowledged agencies.  Which one?  The factions within each one about which we have no idea.  Which one?  Don't forget the "Stupid Faction" known as McCain et al.  Sigh.  'Tis a problem.  Maybe Putin will unleash the nanobots into the Senate.  Sigh.

shimmy's picture

I'm sure it is just a 'coincidence', especially if mroe start dying in the near future.  



Bill of Rights's picture

Wish the fuck a certain crowd of our Pols would start swimming with the fishes...

Giant Meteor's picture

How un-American! Why thats why we have the vote every two and four years!


thought i better use the sarc tag here ..

flaminratzazz's picture

Damn Straight!  Voting has worked so well so far..

fvk the /s

Kagemusho's picture

I think that's "Sleeping with the fishes" : The Godfather Luca Brasi Sleeps with the Fishes YouTube cut 1

Kagemusho's picture

The late Mafia hitman Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski,used to use cyanide gas to kill a target as after an hour it leaves no traces and coroners can't find any cause of death other than a 'heart attack'. Both sides used such methods in the Cold War.

Looks like someone has gone very 'old school' on some of these boys.

LKG's picture

The Deep State has moved on without Trump and has declared war on Russia. The rest is just side noise.

DieSocialJusticeWankers's picture

Anyone care to suggest what happens if Trump is assassinated??





LKG's picture

WWIII breaks out and US congress (house and senate) officials start drop like flies from Tea partiers and Make America great again crazies.

TheLastTrump's picture

The only crazy violent people attacking political figures of late have been Democrats/ progressives so called. Conservatives can't even speak on college campuses without large security details.


But you already know all this and are simply casting FAKE NEWS stones.

Giant Meteor's picture

Likely at that point it goes from uncivil war, to civil war ..

flaminratzazz's picture

Yt takes off the gloves and genocide jews, niggers and muslims and any fvkheaded progs that get in the way while chasing the beaners back across the border

waspwench's picture

Trump is Jewish. He is absolutely safe unless he upsets Mossad.

Jubal Early's picture

"He was jailed in December on charges of embezzling 200 million rubles ($3.1 million) from the MiG aerospace company."

Putin had him killed because he didn't want this scandal going on in the middle of a war against the Greater Israel Empire.  Besides, if he was embezzling he was probably involved in other nefarious activities as well (selling secrets).

monad's picture

Why do the Russians have all the luck? Why can't our political criminals just die?

flaminratzazz's picture

9/11 the coup by Israel. Working like a well greased machine. Soon the two mayor white countries will destroy each other and then the TRIBE has no one to stop them from total enslavement of the goy.