Closing Thought–23Sep22

“Falling Russian Syndrome”

Yet another Russian has fallen to his death…..there seems to be a lot of that in the past couple of years……

The former head of a Russian aviation research institute died on Wednesday, reportedly by falling down the stairs, in the latest in a string of deaths of Russian officials.

The Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) university announced the death of Anatoly Gerashchenko, 72, saying he died “as a result of an accident.”

An unnamed source told Russian newspaper Izvestia that he died on the university’s grounds, by falling “from a great height” down several flights of stairs.

Gerashchenko was the institute’s rector until 2015, and at the time of his death was acting as an adviser to the current rector, according to Russian state-controlled news service RIA Novosti.


Then there is the most recent ‘suicide’ just about 10 days ago….another “Falling Russian Syndrome”……and many more as well…..

On September 13, the body of Ivan Pechorin washed up more than 100 miles from where he had fallen off a speeding boat in Vladivostok three days earlier. Pechorin headed up aviation for Russia’s Far East and Arctic Development Corporation, and had recently spoken at a conference where Putin gave the keynote address. 

The corporation also lost its CEO, 43-year-old Igor Nosov, who died of a stroke in February

Energy executive Ravil Maganov, 67, died after he “fell out of the window” of a hospital on September 1, according to a source cited by the state-controlled news agency Interfax.

Maganov’s company, Lukoil, is one of Russia’s major energy providers, and six months earlier had taken the highly unusual step of criticizing the war in Ukraine. 

Another of Lukoil’s former executives, Alexander Subbotin, was found dead of what state media called an apparent heart attack at the premises of a Moscow shaman in May. 

Prior to that,a further five executives or bosses — most of whom had links to the energy industry — have died in suspicious circumstances since the beginning of the year.  

Can you now see why I call these ‘accidents’ as the “Falling Russian Syndrome”……

I do not think this is over by a long shot…..

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

2 thoughts on “Closing Thought–23Sep22

  1. The way they kill their dissidents is so laughable, in any other country it would be a scandal. But nobody in Russia seems to care. Or if they do, we obviously don’t hear about it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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