Russian Ambassador To Sudan Found Dead, Drowned In Own Pool

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Eight months after the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot dead in broad daylight, on Wednesday yet another Russian ambassador has died. According to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Sudan, Mirgayas M. Shirinskiy, was found dead in his home in Khartoum Wednesday.

Al Arabiya adds that the ambassador was found drowned in the swimming pool at his home.

Employees of the embassy discovered Shirinsky at his residence around 6pm local time, the press secretary of the Sudan mission, Sergey Konyashin, according to RT. The diplomat, who was 62 years old, appeared to have symptoms consistent with a serious heart seizure, Konyashin said, adding that doctors were immediately called to the scene, but were unable to save his life.

Russian embassy in Khartoum

According to Sputnik, before taking his post in Sudan, Shirinskiy served at the Russian embassies in Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Rwanda. The diplomat’s body was taken to a morgue in a Khartoum hospital, the spokesman said, adding that procedures are now in place to arrange for its return to Russia.

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the death:

"We inform you with regret that Russian Ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shirinsky died in Khartoum on August 23," the Russian ministry said. "Immediately after receiving detailed information from employees at the Russian embassy in Khartoum, we will inform you about the circumstances of our colleague's death," the ministry said.

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also praised Shirinskiy's "friendly and sincere efforts to develop relations between the two countries and their peoples in various fields."

The death of Shirinskiy marks the 9th Russian diplomat who has died in the past year. Here is a list of the more prominent recently deceased Russian diplomats:

  1. Sergei Krivov, 63, a Russian diplomat at the Russian Consulate in New York was found dead on November 8. Krivov served as duty commander involved with security affairs, according to Russian news reports 
  2. Russia's Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov — assassinated by a police officer at a photo exhibit in Ankara on December 19.
  3. 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.
  4. Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died in New York in May. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Russia's 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The top official of Russia's space agency, 56-year-old Vladimir Evdokimov, was found dead in his prison cell (where he was being questioned on charges of embezzlement). Investigators found two stab wounds on Evdokimov's body, but no determination had been made of whether they were self-inflicted.

Speaking on CNN's State of the Union in May during the peak of the Trump Russian witchhunt, Former Director of National Intelligence and Trump's arch-nemesis, James Clapper, discussed the "pattern" of dead Russians:

"Well, this obviously has been a curious pattern... We have had difficulty, though, in actually generating an evidentiary trail that could equate convincingly and compellingly in a court of law a direct connection between certain figures that have been eliminated who apparently ran afoul of Putin." Clapper said it is an “interesting pattern. I will put it that way."


The wife of one of Putin’s most prominent critics, activist and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, said her husband had been poisoned again, after experiencing kidney failure and being put in a medically induced coma in February. She reportedly said the doctors diagnosed him with an “acute poisoning by an unidentified substance."

Perhaps the former head of US intelligence was merely projecting US tactics onto the Russians.

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LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

His death makes #7 of Russian ambassadors and/or diplomats ASSASSINATED, in less than two years.





DownWithYogaPants's picture

Fucking Clapper twat.  This idiot thinks people believe him????

svayambhu108's picture

Life expectancy of Russian amabsadors is decreasing 

svayambhu108's picture

Might have something to do with cholesterol 

Never One Roach's picture

"...close ties to the Clinton Foundation...."

MillionDollarButter's picture

Are the Chinese gaslighting the Russians?

JLee2027's picture

No, just US Ships that pass near their make believe islands.

fuckstar's picture

Those aren't islands, they're oil rigs.

moimeme's picture

That makes it 3 dead Russian ambassadors since Trump took office. Mmm!

JSBach1's picture

8 November 2016 - Sergei Krivov, 63

19 December 2016 - Andrei Karlov, 62

26 December 2016 - Oleg Erovinkin, 61

9 January 2017 - Andrei Malanin, 55

27 January 2017 - Alexander Kadakin, 67

20 February 2017 - Vitaly Churkin, one day short of 65

23 August 2017- Mirgayas M. Shirinskiy, 62

Ages 55-67 [coincidence, natural causes (in some cases), or a pattern???... You be the arbiter...]

Inconceivable?.... -->

VS (other ambassadors killed while in office)

Name Ambassador to Place Country Date of death Killed by

Laurence Steinhardt Canada Ramsayville, Ontario Canada March 28, 1950 plane crash

John Mein Guatemala Guatemala City Guatemala August 28, 1968 attack by Rebel Armed Forces

Cleo Noel Sudan Khartoum Sudan March 2, 1973 attack by Black September

Rodger Davies Cyprus Nicosia Cyprus August 19, 1974 attack during Greek Cypriot demonstration

Francis Meloy Lebanon Beirut Lebanon June 16, 1976 attack by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Adolph Dubs Afghanistan Kabul Afghanistan February 14, 1979 attack by Settam-e-Melli

Arnold Raphel Pakistan Bahawalpur, Pakistan August 17, 1988 plane crash

Chris Stevens Libya Benghazi Libya

Scroll to "ambassadors killed in office"

JuliaS's picture

"Jimi Hendrix died in a pool of his own vomit, folks. Do you know how much you have to puke to fill up a pool?”

- Bill Hicks

Yog Soggoth's picture

You may be right. There is proven connections with both Russian businessmen and Ukraine. Perhaps both sides want to swipe that clean? That would mean the DNC gets that too. Where the Heck is Jeff Sessions? Awan! 

peippe's picture

some hitter somewhere has a sense of humor.

drowned in the desert.  : )    gotta love it.

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

"Well, this obviously has been a curious pattern... We have had difficulty, though, in actually generating an evidentiary trail that could equate convincingly and compellingly in a court of law a direct connection between certain figures that have been eliminated who apparently ran afoul of Putin." Clapper said it is an “interesting pattern. I will put it that way."

If I were Clapper, and thank the good Lord I am not, then I would have put it this way, with apologies to O. Wilde, given the recent updates.

To lose one diplomat may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose seven looks like carelessness.

You may have been mighty careless V. V. Putin old fellow!

Or has the Deep Swamp™ been 'careless' with V. V. Putin's staff? In the service of a NWO of course.

Perhaps D. Trump could learn to exercise a little more 'carelessness' and return the favour on his travels through the Deep Swamp™.


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

Omen IV's picture

Impossible Black Swans

Clear sell signal

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

It is just so fucking blatantly-obvious, isn't it?!  How can The Russian Federation just accept this fucking bullshit?!  I do not understand THAT, if anything else.


You all know that it was israHell actively-involved in the destruction, and then separation, of Sudan, into two nations, with South Sudan, being the israHelli strong-hold in that part of Africa, yes?


Under-every-mother-fucking-rock, there-(((they)))-are...








johngaltfla's picture

And now the big questions that need answers:

1. Did he fuck Hillary?

2. Did Bill fuck him?

3. Did he sell drugs to the Clinton Crime Foundation?

4. Has he ever been to Arkansas?

The Cooler King's picture

Maybe he  just talked like a fag & interrupted 'Bubba' while he was watching 'OW! MY BALLS!'

<--- or maybe he was mosley!

guru69's picture

what is fucking obvious is you are a (((bigot) and a (((racist)))  No matter what the subject, you find a way to denegrate Jews


Just fuck off

justa minute's picture

calling someone a bogot and a racsist is the argument of a fool and and an ignoramous

Yog Soggoth's picture

Calm down. You are not alone here. The Russia scare is over. No one believes it. Who is killing the ambassaduers? We all can guess. Speak Rus and something else? You got a job! Super dangerous world. Anyone who thought differently, from present, to the time of the monkeys creating the universe, was wrong. 

a Smudge by any other name's picture

He took a swimming pool to the back of the head?

Honey-Badger's picture

I thought it was hilarious.

NoPension's picture

Yeah, but you're a Honey-Badger.

...and Honey Badger don't give a shit.

madashellron's picture

Yes I wonder what the odds are on all these diplomats getting wacked ?

smacker's picture

Yeah I am thinking about it and it seems to me that ((someone)) is trying to disrupt Russian foreign diplomatic progress and/or trying to p!ss off Putin.

Seven dead in various mysterious circumstances is ((a lot)) of coincidences.

sonoftx's picture

I have no idea about any of this but another premise could be that these are people who have been playing both sides for a LONG time and Putin knew it but they were useful because he was able to decipher who was on the other side and how the other side was operating. Now that things are getting serious and he has gathered all of the intel he needs then it is time to WHACK em. Reduce liabilities and let the other side know that you know.

Probably crazy. Maybe someone here has the info to tell me I am completely nuts or absolutely brilliant.

smacker's picture

That's entirely possible and not crazy. It's kinda like the exact opposite of current speculations. Problem is we'll never know the truth and it would make this comment after his death a little odd though:

  • "The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also praised Shirinskiy's "friendly and sincere efforts to develop relations between the two countries and their peoples in various fields.""
rubiconsolutions's picture

It's days like this that I miss Boris.

peippe's picture

Boris is to say this happens to excellent swimmers 

when swimming too long not such good at the floating?

something like that..

SloMoe's picture

Bags of staples in his pockets?

arby63's picture

Silly goose. Matzo Balls. 

Blankenstein's picture

Plastic bag and a helium tank?

Dead Indiana Sky's picture

Let the bodies hit the floor.  Let the bodies hit the floor....Let the bodies hit the.....FFFLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOORRRRR!!!

gregga777's picture

The hits by the US Blowback Lunatic Merchants, formerly known as US CIA (Criminally Insane Agency) just keep on coming!

Sliced into ribbons's picture

Sounds like a vodka overdose.

gregga777's picture

Water boarding with Vodka is pretty expensive. But, hey, nothing but the best for the US Blowback Lunatic Merchants, formerly known as US CIA (Criminally Insane Agency) hit men.

Sanity Bear's picture

Sometimes a guy who had a heart attack in his pool is just a guy who had a heart attack in his pool.

Sliced into ribbons's picture

Not on ZH. It's always a false flag Mossad op here.

Bryan's picture

Jewish Conspiracy theorists do vex me.

arby63's picture

Cuz the Ruskies are an interesting lot. Tons of jews there of course. Nothing new on that front. Funny thing is, the young (aka millennial type Ruskies) have been swayed that the jews are their enemy (shhhh--even though half of them are jewish lololol).

So, ZH, in it's now modernesque wisdom, has made the jews evil. Same the Americankis. Only good (of course) is the modern Ruskies.

Scared yet? 


The Dogs of Moar's picture

So when are you leaving ZH never to return? Or are you paid for being here and no place else.

The Yids are tough to work for but they pay well. And money is the only reason Jooz get up in the morning.