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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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!

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.

buckstopshere's picture

Putin knows how to keep his people in line with official policy.

Life expectancy is generally lower in Russia than in other developed countries.

HoserF16's picture

Death to the Clinton's.


Buster Cherry's picture

The Vince Foster syndrome strikes again.

Democrats sure hate Russians


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


Hillary, it's 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.