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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perkunas's picture

why would he compain about himself, cleaning shop?.

roadhazard's picture

Nine good Ruskies.

gmak's picture

BOrscht, perogies and vodka.  A deadly combination over time, I guess.

HoserF16's picture

Death to the Clinton's.

 

Buster Cherry's picture

The Vince Foster syndrome strikes again.

Democrats sure hate Russians

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Peter41's picture

Arkancide? Hillary not happy with the Russkies.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

You'd need an actuary to run the numbers here. Seriously. Russia is a gigantic country and these deaths might not be out of the ordinary.

artichoke's picture

Its population is about 100 million and the size of the country doesn't matter, esp. as most of the deaths occurred on foreign diplomatic service.

Soul Glow's picture

It's nothing.  Move along!

evildimensions's picture

I really don't care. Build the goddamn wall. And I don't care who pays for it. Build it.

xantippa's picture

It is because Obama was wiretapping their offices.  

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Globo-Thug USSA strikes again via CIA (Covert ISISraeli Assets)

"Say it ain't so Ma!! Da man on tee-vee sez weeze juss spreadin Freedum, Dumbocrazy 'n Apple pEye! 'N dats why day hate us Ma!"

perkunas's picture

Kaputin is cleaning shop, oh wait didnt you guys say, he's a great guy?.

artichoke's picture

Maybe they failed in their mission to get "uranium" Hillary elected (while letting us think they were backing Trump) and paid a price.  Or at least there's some anger within the Russian ranks over it, and the attendance loss of "flexibility" they have going forward.

perkunas's picture

or maybe your tinfoil hat, is on too tight.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

A little internal housecleaning is good for business.

orangegeek's picture

Too bad Trump can't do the same with the EPA.

paddycomeback's picture

So some time soon, by the law of averages, US officials will start dropping dead. 

Megaton Jim's picture

Hopefully the ones dropping dead are members of (((the Tribe!)))

sinbad2's picture

Meanwhile at the other end of the planet, New Zealand has deported a US Embassy official, involved in a serious crime, but being protected from prosecution by the US.

THORAX's picture

I read that the primary suspect is Ukranian Oligarch Knoggis Blockov.

THORAX's picture

I read that the primary suspect is Ukranian Oligarch Knoggis Blockov.

new guy's picture

Twice is a coincidence. Three times is enemy action.

AlbertthePudding's picture

Putin is a chess player...sometimes you need to sacrifice a few pawns to capture a queen.

Stolypin's picture

When Putin is unhappy with somebody, death is a welcome release for that person.

mary mary's picture

I suspect the International Bankers.  The same ones that gave us 911, Vietnam, and everything else.

mary mary's picture

Who says all that money NSA took from American taxpayers to build that "we spy on everybody, everywhere, all the time" facility in Mormon Utah is going to waste?  I'd say their assassination batting average is getting close to 500.  You want to kill all the productive people on the planet, folks, it's going to take serious money.  So thank you for all that serious money President O gave us, and we need some more now.  In fact, our hourly rates doubled.

Megaton Jim's picture

Was he supposed to testify against Hillary and Bill!?!

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

Downvote...?

Hillary, it's late...you need to get some sleep. Those seizures require lots of rest. 

I know you're upset that Slick Willy isn't home yet. Just pop a Xanax, kick a puppy, eat a baby, or whatever it is that you do to relax...

Night night..

Evan Wilson's picture

Stab wounds?

Wasn't he supposed to use a nail gun?

Evan Wilson's picture

Stab wounds?

Wasn't he supposed to use a nail gun?

dlmaniac's picture

Rumor has it that Putin seems to be involved in some kinda global disclosure process on aliens / UFO / Illuminati kinda stuff. That might be why their officials are targeted by the Cabal as retaliation. This one in particular was their space agent official, which further gives credence to that rumor.

VWAndy's picture

 Funny that kinda stuff does not happen to other countries much?

Whodathunkit's picture

I am sure it's the Russians. Just ask US MSM

Whodathunkit's picture

Or maybe CIA FBI NSA gawd these three letter agencies are fun shit. How about the COK intel agency or FUK or DIK or CuNT agency. Musthavarodupyurpopur. Latest leader of ISIL.

Heavenly Entity's picture

Someone is poking the hornets nest. World war 3 is around the corner

koan's picture

He was hacked (literally) by the Russians.

Manipuflation's picture

I s anyone going to go investigate Fort Knox or the Comex?  That's my problem with this whole charade.  If I was your president we would end the bullshit in hurry.  That would be my repsonsibility right?  Not fucking around with the media and the walls and the visa bullshit.  I sure as hell would not be apponiting Goldman Sachs to the treasury. 

NOgoldman Sach is what it is.  The whole "economy" is BULLSHIT!.

Debt, bebt, debt.  That is your way out they say. No.

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Mar 19, 2017 6:52 PM

Has anyone checked into Bill and Hillary Clinton?   They seem to have the same problem with people dying all around them.  I would not be surprised if Hillary is behind this and setting up poor Vlad.

gmak's picture

Depending on what you call a Russian Official, if one were to look at the previous two years, and the two before that, etc; how many died in those time periods.  I'll be that you could come up with 10 each time - of course, depending on what your definition of a Russian Official turns out to be.

finametrics's picture

what if these guys were discovered to be working for the gayIA and Putin is cleaning house?

Berspankme's picture

Rumor is it is a CIA agent named Jerkus Offus

Bill Melater's picture

Soon it'll be getting worse than the Clinton trail...

Robert Trip's picture

Space Agency?

Sounds like a Klingon hit.

Karl Marxist's picture

Can't we all jes' git along...?