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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LKG's picture

So with that said, I say we Americans nuke Israel first and now and that problem will be solved. 

Then we move on to more improtant things, like world peace and solving diseases and famine.

flaminratzazz's picture

One small problem with your plan, Israel owns America.

Russia and Iran are our only hope

TheLastTrump's picture

Please Russia and Iran, please save us.

chosen's picture

Russians are known to have a relatively short life expectancy, mostly attributed to vodka, but obviously other reasons as well.

Sandmann's picture

Russian MEN are known to have a relatively short life expectancy

kochevnik's picture

Gf's aunt is 82+. lives in country and self reliant, thank you.  She does not eat Monsanto GMOs and sucralose or use big pharma medications.  Russians have good genes but life can be hard

tsuki's picture

Old news from the 90's.  Life expectancy is up and vodka consumption is down.  Now in the USA, the opposite is true.

Anonymous IX's picture

C'est vrai, mon ami!!  Americans are fat and getting fatter.  Inhale a few nanoparticles of aluminum-barium-strontium, clog up those lungs, overheat the body with fake chemically induced cirrus clouds (which falls into your water and is absorbed by plants/animals you eat--ahhh!  The fine taste of strontium in the morning eggs!)...and why we soon have hundreds more going than Russia can even contemplate!

peippe's picture

don't know why these other idiots can't accept that, 

russia is all smokey & fueled by potato-water so most 

common people who aren't health minded are done in early-

not enough science taught to these turds in their teens, 

they never understand mortality, just stimuli.

Sandmann's picture

Strange thing that Russians are mortal. Who would believe that men of a certain age might die or that men exposed to the pblic might be murdered ? I mean it is unusual for people to be found dead in Washington isn't it ?

TheLastTrump's picture

Ah, a brief respite from the woo woos.

earleflorida's picture

you do realize that there are alot of russian oligarch that want vlad dead!

Ms No's picture

The space agency guys seems different than the rest.  He could've been a double agent type.  Big state actors don't often admit when they have been compromised deeply so it wouldn't be a surprise if they jailed him for a trumped up charge.  Then the US could've assassinated him to keep him from singing, or singing further. 

Whatever is going on there are no coincidences in politics.

Hillarys Server's picture

During WW2 didn't the Russians lose about a million people in one battle alone?

These tiny mousquitto bites from the US deep state just make Russians pity us more for our immorality.

Russia's largely a Christian country too.

It's like when Sc-entology fair games someone and follows them around. It just makes themselves took immoral, shameful and pitiful.

And I want to feel proud of America too.

Couldn't even ten people march on Washington and say "Cut it out. You're embarrassing us."?

And didn't the former CIA head say in an interview that the CIA would start taking out Russians?

artvandalai's picture

I'll bet it was a cough due to cold.

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Mar 19, 2017 1:50 PM

Seems like the Russians have reasons for releasing information on 9/11 and other things the CIA has done to us all.  They should really get after that and get the damaging evidence out there.

Maybe it's time to focus the lens even closer on the "US Intelligence community".

vegas's picture

Did he owe the Clinton Crime Family any money, or was he supposed to delvier votes? I think there needs to be an investigation to find out, and given the serious nature of 8 deaths, the fact that she had the means, motive, and sycophants to do the deed, she's an obvious suspect that needs to at least be water boarded to find out.

Sheople's picture

Just add this 'Russian Top Officials Dying Like Flies' as a new subcategory to the 'Clinton Trail of Dead Bodies'

BrutusTheBomber's picture

Isn't this the same kind of stuff that goes on in North Korea during a power grab. The US doesn't gain much if anything with the deaths. Russian Oligarchs on the other hand gain stronger control over the country. The ones with the most to gain should always be the primary suspect.

tsuki's picture

Anyone check former CIA Director M. Morell's whereabouts lately?  He was all for assasinating Russian officials to "pay a price", covertly, of course, but let them know who's doing it.

And there are some who wonder how conspiracy theories are born.

Kefeer's picture

Very difficult to listen to either of those two crooks and traitors.

MuffDiver69's picture

Maddow is on it...Chris Matthews too....This is the one....It's over Trump....

FreedomWriter's picture

I'll take "someone is cleaning up loose ends" for 50, Alex

BritBob's picture
Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin also recently deceased. RUSSIA has told Britain it should "clean its conscience" and give back Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands before it criticises them over their involvement in Ukraine. Moscow's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin made the shocking remarks when responding to his British counterpart Matthew Rycroft at a UN security council meeting in New York. (Daily Express 4 Feb 2017)

Do the Spanish have a claim to the Rock? Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law:

Perhaps not.

Funny thing to say when Argentina has never legally owned the Falklands. So how can they 'be returned' ?

Falklands- Never Belonged to Argentina:



Fireman's picture

Give Ireland back to the Irish while your'e at it, Bob. You've fucked them over for way way too long....and time to start paying reparations for the genocide of 1845.

land_of_the_few's picture

Bob you're my hero I would never have known where Algeciras was without you. The Gib folks can take a trip out in their Seat Alhambra to buy some Alcohol and Alfalfa in an Alcove in Algeciras .... after considering they might be living in an Albatross of sorts ...

me or you's picture

He was in jail so nothing to look here

just the tip's picture

i've always wondered about putin's driver.  #9 on the list i think.  in particular, nothing about the driver of the "on-coming" car, that i could find.  haven't looked lately.

jangojango's picture

I guess he will take this secret to his grave. 

Dragon HAwk's picture

In Russia the  2 Million Steals You.


Overdrawn's picture

This is waaaay out, but just maybe it isn't the American's doing this.  Who else could it be?

British, German's, Israel?

Now I'm going to finish my 4th vodka today.

Kendle C's picture

Cui bono? Who benefits. Nuland/Kagan spent 5 billion to get the party started with Ukraine. Who spends every waking hour trying to reignight the cold war? Who wanted us to take out a string of the most modernized muslim countries in the world. If they had a shopping mall, their toast now. Who's stopping the decimation of Syria, standing in the way, on the path to Iran. Who wants them blown to hell? Who has convinced the USA to take these actions; the Congress having unanimously sworn oaths to? Who makes "war by deception?" Who would like to remove the reasonable diplomats in the equation, leaving only the brutal harder voices who might take the path of war? I admire Russia's restraint. The answer is Israel.

land_of_the_few's picture

"Who spends every waking hour trying to reignight the cold war?" Rep. Maxine Waters :P

Sheople's picture

Errrrrrr ... Ahhhhhh ... Ummmmm ... The Deep State?

(Anyone who asks 'Cui Bono' as the 1st question to get to the actual agenda in progress ... has a big leg up on all others!)

TheLastTrump's picture

Fucking JOOS, why aren't they all dead yet?

TheLastTrump's picture

"This is waaaay out, but just maybe it isn't the American's doing this."


You freaks have it backwards lol. You're automatically assuming that these people died at the hands of American agents & it's outside the norm to assume anything else.


Normal people automatically assume normal things, 'cause Occam's Razor. Abnormal people automatically assume abnormal things. It's not a badge to wear with honor.



YHWH is greater's picture

Killary is a sore loser, taking revenge on poor Russians.

rejected's picture

Well, it'll sure make Russian embezzlers think twice...

Hillarys Server's picture

The early Christians stood up to lions.

There are tens of thousands of churches in America.

Isn't there even one that can have courage and make a personal sacrifice to loudly denounce these killings?

Why did they become ministers in the first place?

SWRichmond's picture

Co opted by their tax exempt status.

TheLastTrump's picture

What do American Christian churches have to do with Russians dying off?



TheLastTrump's picture

1st, prove they are killings.


There won't be a 2cd.


Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Then there's the Russian airliner downed over Sinai near US/Israeli exercises...

Blamed on 'isis' it was obviously a cia and/or mossad op to murder those civilians.

Be nice if Ivan took care of some of our Nulands and Kagans and Woolseys and McCains.

White, Christian Russia is targeted by the ZWO because they are white, Christian, and not completely controlled by Jewish bankers.

Head of Brazil's central bank now is a Jew.

its amazing.

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

Is that the plane that had the army choir and a bunch of weapons inspectors headed to Syria..?

Russia will eventually blow this whole shitshow wide open when they show that the US was running sarin gas and stinger missiles out of Lybia into Syria. Lots of blood on our hands (esp the Kildabeast, the Clinton Foundation, and CiA).

HoserF16's picture

Putin is either a Pussy or a member of the New World Order. I'm thinking the latter.

Any other Real World Leader would be screaming for Blood and Retribution. Putin is doing neither. That speaks volumes...

TrumpRally's picture

Little bit of an extreme of views there.  He is just nuts!