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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:19 PM

Russian journalist covering Wagner Group mercenary deaths in Syria dies after falling from balcony

Source: Business Insider

A Russian journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria has died from injuries he sustained after falling from a balcony.

Maxim Borodin, 32, died at a hospital on Sunday after falling from his fifth-floor balcony in Yekaterinburg on Thursday, according to the Associated Press and RFERL. The Associated Press reported that it was unclear how Borodin fell, but RFERL reported that officials are considering his death to be a suicide.

Borodin wrote for a news website called Novy Den where he covered crime and corruption, RFERL reported. He recently helped break the story about the deaths of Russian Wagner Group mercenaries from Asbest who were killed in Syria during a fight with the US militar y in February.

Borodin's editor at Novy Den, Polina Rumyantseva, said on Sunday that she doesn't believe he committed suicide, RFERL reported. The Wagner Group has about 2,500 mercenaries in Syria, according to the BBC.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/maxim-borodin-death-balcony-fall-russian-journalist-covered-wagner-group-2018-4?r=UK&IR=T

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Reply Russian journalist covering Wagner Group mercenary deaths in Syria dies after falling from balcony (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Apr 2018 OP
Hekate Apr 2018 #1
erronis Apr 2018 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2018 #3
Anon-C Apr 2018 #4
Leghorn21 Apr 2018 #5
yardwork Apr 2018 #6
dhol82 Apr 2018 #7
CTyankee Apr 2018 #8
7962 Apr 2018 #9
paleotn Apr 2018 #11
ProudLib72 Apr 2018 #10
jpak Apr 2018 #12
barbtries Apr 2018 #13
Butterflylady Apr 2018 #14
Ccarmona Apr 2018 #15
paulkienitz Apr 2018 #16
catbyte Apr 2018 #17
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2018 #18
Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #19
Takket Apr 2018 #20
Nitram Apr 2018 #21
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #22
uponit7771 Apr 2018 #25
continentalop2 Apr 2018 #23
Blue_Tires Apr 2018 #24

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:21 PM

1. Yet another in the trail of Russian bodies. At least this one doesn't glow in the dark.

RIP, sir

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:29 PM

2. Too bad dump can't push them off the 2nd floor balcony of the WH

Hey, whats-your-face. Come look at the great view of Lafayette Park.

Grunt, snort, ugh. "Come on don't be so difficult..."

"Oh, jeez, a minor sprain. You're fired - incompetent slimeball."


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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:34 PM

3. Suicide? Heh. Highly unlikely. Sounds like murder to me. n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:38 PM

4. Ruthless! nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:49 PM

5. Putins chef...AGAIN

Maksim Borodin, 32 years old






RESPECT


Putin ‘s Chef” yet AGAIN:

In intercepted communications in late January, the oligarch, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, told a senior Syrian official that he had “secured permission” from an unspecified Russian minister to move forward with a “fast and strong” initiative that would take place in early February.

Prigozhin made front-page headlines last week when he was indicted by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on charges of bankrolling and guiding a long-running Russian scheme to conduct “information warfare” during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.


He is known to have close ties to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, forged when he was a restaurateur in St. Petersburg and expanded through what became Prigozhin’s wide-ranging business empire, including extensive contracts with Russia’s Defense Ministry.

Among his various enterprises, U.S. intelligence believes that Prigozhin also “almost certainly” controls Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad. The mercenaries, employed by a company called Wagner, comprise ultra­nationalist Russians and military veterans, some of whom also fought in the Ukraine conflict, according to Russian news reports.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/putin-ally-said-to-be-in-touch-with-kremlin-assad-before-his-mercenaries-attacked-us-troops/2018/02/22/f4ef050c-1781-11e8-8b08-027a6ccb38eb_story.html?utm_term=.1281ff718a18



Prigozhin

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:14 PM

6. Respect.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:16 PM

7. Damn those balconies in Russia are so dangerous!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:24 PM

8. accitendal fall my ass...

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:41 PM

9. Putin was embarrassed by 300 Russians killed by the US & US backed forces.

Whoever let the cat out of the bag had to pay. Just not immediately. Send a message to the other reporters

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Response to 7962 (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:01 PM

11. Spectre packs a wallop

and I'd rather not be on the receiving end. I can see why the Kremlin wants to keep this as quiet as possible. Humongous fuck up.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:47 PM

10. "Accident" "Suicide" bullshit

When the Russian oligarchy accidentally fall en masse from the top of their balconies, then the world will be a lot safer.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:03 PM

12. Putin

Murderous motherfucker

yup

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:04 PM

13. putting on my tinfoil hat.

i think he was murdered.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:11 PM

14. Now isn't that convenient.

My, my, my.

Does the Whitehouse have balconies?
Just asking!!!!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:25 PM

15. Time to Start the List: What to Avoid if You Look Cross-Eyed at Putin:

Tea
Balconies
Bridges
Door Knobs
Restaurants
Streets
Elevators
Any Liquids
Breathing
....

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:42 PM

16. dang Russians seemingly just can't help tripping over balconies

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:42 PM

17. Another "suicide?"

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 09:18 PM

18. Minihand Microdick can really pick them, can he not?

Vlad seems like a fun guy to hang out with.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:38 PM

19. OMG. One of the heroes in this Russian hell we're all in.

Or as Trump calls journalists, one of the enemies of the people.

He looks like a movie star. Not relevant, but couldn't help but notice.

Everything going on is like some complex, long unbelievable movie. What a horrible thing to happen to that man.

Putin - an evil man.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:09 AM

20. Suicide

Yeah and Caesar just tripped and fell on that knife.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:01 AM

21. Must have been quite a "fall."

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:12 PM

22. Murder is an accepted and approved behavour by putin, who is best pals with Rump, which means

rump supporters must like it too.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:44 AM

25. +1

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:44 PM

23. Anyone see that Netflix documentary Wormwood?

The old "fall out of a window" has long been a favored assassination technique.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wormwood_(miniseries)

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:35 PM

24. Greenwald, Snowden and Mark Ames were unavailable for comment...

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