Being a Russian diplomat seems to be bad for your health. When Migayas Shirinsky, ambassador to Sudan, was found dead (paywall) in his residency’s swimming pool in Khartoum on Aug. 23, he became the ninth Russian foreign official to surprisingly pass away since January 2016.
Here’s the full roster. However, before getting carried away with conspiracy theories, bear in mind that a lot of these are old, Russian men (paywall)—not a group with a long life expectancy:
Igor Sergun, head of the GRU (military intelligence)
Date: January 4th, 2016