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Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:36 PM

Another dead Russian. Amb to Sudan found dead in his swimming pool. 9th Russian diplomat in year.

Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead, no foul play suspected

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead at his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

“The Russian ambassador died this evening at his Khartoum residence,” the ministry said, without giving a cause of death.

An initial investigation had ruled out “foul play” as the cause of the ambassador’s death, which was confirmed by Moscow, AFP reported.

The ambassador, who was born in 1954, “died while he was swimming in his pool at his house”, the officer said.

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This is the ninth death of a Russian diplomat within a year.

More: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/08/24/BREAKING-Russian-ambassador-to-Sudan-found-dead.html


I've got to say that Russian diplomats have a really high mortality rate.

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Reply Another dead Russian. Amb to Sudan found dead in his swimming pool. 9th Russian diplomat in year. (Original post)
MelissaB Aug 2017 OP
FM123 Aug 2017 #1
MelissaB Aug 2017 #2
MelissaB Aug 2017 #3
FM123 Aug 2017 #7
Docreed2003 Aug 2017 #4
Warpy Aug 2017 #5
Achilleaze Aug 2017 #6
Blue Owl Aug 2017 #8
uponit7771 Aug 2017 #9

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:38 PM

1. Those dead Russian diplomats are really adding up....

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:41 PM

2. Sure are. Here's an article about the other 8.

Eight months, eight prominent Russians dead

Washington (CNN)The brazen daytime slaying of a Russian politician outside a Ukrainian hotel last week brings to eight the number of high-profile Russians who have died over the past five months since the US presidential election on November 8.

Among the recent deaths were five Russian diplomats. Some of the deaths appeared natural and governments have ruled out foul play.

In some cases, though, questions remain. That's either because the facts have changed over time, details are hard to come by, or the deaths are still under investigation.

Self-proclaimed online sleuths and conspiracy theorists have filled the information void with speculation that the deaths were somehow related to Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. No evidence has surfaced to make such a connection.

More: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/24/europe/dead-russians/index.html

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:49 PM

3. List

1. Russian politician who fled to Ukaine shot dead
Denis Voronenkov, 45, was gunned down Thursday outside a hotel in Kiev.

2. Russian ambassador to the UN suddenly dies
Vitaly Churkin, 64, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations

3. Russian ambassador to India dies after brief illness
Alexander Kadakin, 67, the Russian ambassador to India

4. Russian diplomat found dead in Athens
Andrey Malanin, a senior diplomat at the Russian embassy in Greece, was found dead in early January.

5. Former intelligence official found dead in his car
Oleg Erovinkin, who had close ties to Russian intelligence, was found dead on December 26 sitting in his car on the streets of Moscow. Suspected source for the Steele dossier.

6. Diplomat fatally shot in back
Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, 62, was assassinated in Ankara on December 20

7. Russian diplomat shot to death in Moscow
The same day as Karlov's killing, Petr Polshikov, 56, a senior Russian diplomat, was shot to death in his Moscow home.

8. Russian official in NYC dies on Election Day
On the morning of the U.S. election, November 8, about an hour after the first polls opened in New York City, police received a 911 call about an unconscious man inside the Russian consulate. When they arrived, they found Sergei Krivov, 63. Russian embassy first said fell from roof, then said heart attack. Police report said trauma to head.

Bonus: Russian lawyer for whistleblower is nearly killed

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 07:51 PM

7. Just wow!

I recall quite a few of these news items as they happened, but to put it all together is really something.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:49 PM

4. Note to self...don't take a job as a Russian diplomat!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:49 PM

5. I'd love to know his blood alcohol level

and the state of his coronary arteries. It could be natural. It could be foul play. Hard to say with drowning unless there is bruising or other signs of trauma.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 07:00 PM

6. The Republican comrades in Russia got some dark shit

Going down. The Republican draft dodger in chief, probably has some special Thoughts about all of this.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 08:22 PM

8. Putin on the hits

n/t

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 08:57 PM

9. Was this one connected to the Steele dossier also?

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