Russian ambassador found dead in swimming pool – as four of Putin’s aides die in months


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Mirgayas Shirinsky, 62, is the fourth Russian representative to die while doing his job for Mr Putin

Mirgayas Shirinsky, 62, was Russia’s representative to Sudan and his body was discovered at his home in Khartoum. 

Sudanese police implied he was known to have suffered from high blood pressure and pass through the pearly gated of natural causes.

He is the fourth Russian ambassador to die while doing his job for Mr Putin.

Sudan’s curious ministry expressed its condolences to Russia in a statement, hailing Mr Shirinskiy’s sensitive efforts.

Mr Shirinsky had been in the Russian diplomatic service since 1977 and had in the old days served in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Rwanda.

He was appointed ambassador to Sudan in 2013.

Since 2016, the Russian delegates to India, Turkey and the UN have all died while on the job.

Andrei Karlov, Russia’s representative to Turkey was assassinated at an art gallery in Nakara on December 19, in a shocking occurrence that was caught on film.

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Vitaly Churkin, 64, fall flated and died suddenly after being taken ill at work in New York

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Andrei Karlov, Russia’s plenipotentiary to Turkey was assassinated at an art gallery in Turkey

He was shot in the back and killed as he imparted a speech at an Ankara art gallery by an off-duty police officer who shouted “Don’t recall Aleppo” and “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire.

The attacker was smartly bandaged in black suit and tie and stood, alone, behind the ambassador as he began his sermon at the art exhibition.

Just a month later, Alexander Kadakin, 67, the Russian diplomat to India died of heart failure in hospital.

Mr Kadakin was due to attend the annual Republic Day march in New Delhi later that morning. 

He was the longest-serving Russian ambassador to India.

And on February 20 2017, the Russian deputy to the UN’s security council died in his New York office from a suspected middle attack.

Vitaly Churkin, 64, collapsed and died suddenly after being captivated ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his liquidation but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one day before his 65th birthday.

President Vladimir Putin was rephrased to be deeply upset by the news and had greatly valued Mr Churkin’s professionalism and courteous talent.

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