If you’re keeping score…we’re up to #8 in a series of suspicious looking deaths for Russian diplomats and businessmen with ties to 45. Too much vodka or is someone cleaning house? Read about the strange story of the first death (Sergei Krivov) on Election Day no less from Buzzfeed. He
got his head smashed in had a heart attack died of natural causes at the Russian Consulate.
#8 Alex Oronov – March 2, 2017
A Ukranian-born millionaire businessman with links to Donald Trump has reportedly died in unexplained circumstances. Mr Oronov is reported to have set up a secret meeting between Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen – to whom he had family ties – and Russian officials where a “peace plan” is said to have been hatched to give Russian President Vladimir Putin control of the Crimea.
#7 Vitaly Churkin – February 20, 2017
Russia’s permanent ambassador to the UN, 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.
# 6 Alexander Kadakin – January 26, 2017
Russia’s Ambassador to India was reported to have died of heart failure in January after a “brief illness” according to Indian media.
#5 Andrei Malanin – January 9, 2017
The Russian Consul in Athens was found dead on the floor of his apartment in Greece in January.
#4 Oleg Erovinkin – December 26, 2016
Former KGB chief who was suspected of helping British spy Christopher Steele draft a dossier on Donald Trump, was found dead in the back of his car.
Mr Erovinkin was also an aide to former deputy prime minister Igor Sechin, who now heads up state-owned oil company Rosneft and is said to have been named in the dossier.
His death was initially reported as a suspected murder – but officials later claimed he had died of a heart attack.
#3 Andrei Karlov – December 19, 2016
The Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated on camera in Ankara by a policeman at a photography exhibition on 19 December.
#2 Peter Polshikov – December 19, 2016 (only a few hours before.)
The chief adviser to the Latin American department at the ministry was shot dead in his Moscow apartment on the same day. The diplomat’s wife was reportedly in the flat at the time of the shooting.
#1 Sergei Krivov – November 8th, 2016 ELECTION DAY
Russian diplomat was found unconscious having suffered severe head injuries at the Russian consulate in New York on US election day.