Live And Let Die–Russian Style
Has anyone else noticed the amount of people around Putin that have died?
There was the dude in London about 10 years ago….then a political opponent was shot dead in Moscow….an associate of Putin died in DC and then there was the political opponent that has been poisoned for the second time….there have been many people drop dead around the Russian…..
When Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s top United Nations envoy, collapsed suddenly from an apparent heart failure recently, it triggered widespread and predictable murmuring about possible foul play. With so many sudden and mysterious deaths at the upper levels of the Russosphere during the Putin years, chiefly among his opponents, it’s no surprise that rumors abound even when a stalwart loyalist like Churkin dies. The actual causes of many of the untimely deaths, like those of Alexander Litvinenko and Boris Nemtsov cases, however, have been considerably less mysterious. Clear assassinations of that kind naturally leave a cloud of suspicion over seemingly innocent but abrupt deaths—and, there have been an inordinate number. Indeed, I noted in a recent column that five prominent Kremlin-linked deaths have occurred in the UK—including Litvinenko, and Alexander Perepilichny whose demise seemed inexplicable until a mysterious Himalayan poison was found in his stomach tissue as this article in The Atlantic explains. All of this might also explain why former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, compiler of the notorious Trump ‘dossier’, went underground in his own country.
I am waging that these will not be the last to expire around Mr. Putin.
Day is done…I am off to see the wizard….have day and see ya tomorrow….chuq
After I wrote this draft more news about deaths has come to the top……
Conspiracy theorists have pointed to a number of recent deaths of Russian diplomats in the past four months.
Russia’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, died last month in New York after suddenly becoming ill on his way to work the day before his 65th birthday.
It was initially reported he had suffered a heart attack but an autopsy proved inconclusive.
The Russian Consul in Athens, Andrei Malanin, 55, was found dead on the floor of his apartment in Greece in January. Greek police said there was no evidence of a break-in and he was believed to have died of natural causes.
Russia’s Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, 67, was reported to have died of heart failure in January after a “brief illness” according to Indian media.
Russian diplomat Sergei Krivov, 63, was found unconscious having suffered severe head injuries at the Russian consulate in New York on US election day.
The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated in Ankara by a policeman at a photography exhibition on 19 December and another diplomat, Peter Polshikov, was shot dead in his Moscow apartment on the same day.
Former KGB chief Oleg Erovinkin, who was suspected of helping British spy Christopher Steele draft a dossier on Donald Trump, was found dead in the back of his car last Boxing Day.
Russians are dropping like flies…..