The Trail of Death Since Election Day
There has been an unprecedented trail of death since election day among Russia diplomats and spies. The carnage began on election day at the Russian Consulate in New York, and has been unrelenting ever since. While there has been a couple of straight forward assassinations, most have been classified as heart attacks or suicides. Excessive celebration of Trump’s victory could be used to explain the rash of heart attacks. There is a lot of speculation of their ties to the Trump campaign or the Steele dossier, but the fact is that only Christopher Steele knows who is sources were. What we do know is that the Russians have a long history of using poisons to induce death from “natural causes,” so the number and timing of all these deaths warrant suspicion.
November 8 – Sergei Krivov
Sergei Krivov was found just before 7 a.m. on Election Day, lying on the floor of the Russian Consulate on the Upper East Side. It’s an open secret, US intelligence officials say, that the consulate is a staging ground for Russian intelligence operations. The man was unconscious and unresponsive, with a blunt force trauma head wound. First reports said he plunged to his death from the roof of the consulate, then it changed to he had suffered a heart attack. It took until Feb 15 to find out who he was, when Buzzfeed finally revealed he was a 63-year-old Russian national and Manhattan resident, and a security officer. However, according to Sputnik he was no ordinary security guard, a consular duty commander, so his job was to make sure US intelligence agencies didn’t have ears in the building.
As far as being a Manhatten resident, Krivov is a phantom in public records. No one with his name, or any iteration of it, has lived in Manhattan for years. When BuzzFeed News went to Krivov’s listed address at 11 E. 90th St., it wasn’t a residence. It’s a Smithsonian-owned office building, located a block behind the Russian Consulate. NYPD’s behavior around the case is particularly suspicious. They have closed the case, while the medical examiner’ case is still open. They have also refused to release the incident report. There is also no record of his body being taken to local funeral homes. Basically there is no record of Sergei Krivov ever existing in the US, and he vanished again immediately after his death on election day.
December 16 – Yves Chandelon
While Yves Chandelon was not Russian, I have included him because of the suspicious circumstances of hiss death, the timing, and the work he was involved in. Any collaboration between Putin and the Trump campaign would have required the laundering of large sums of money through the same shell companies and other channels used by terrorists. Chandelon’s job as the chief auditor of NATO involved investigating international terrorist financing and money laundering.
Yves Chandelon, a Chief Auditor at NATO, was found dead in his car, in the city of Andenne in the Belgian Ardennes on December 16, 2016. He was about half way between his office at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NPSA) in Capellen, Luxembourg and his residence in the town of Tournai. He was discovered on Dec 16th, but Belgian press only started covering the incident on Dec 21st as his family raised suspicions about his death. Despite Chandelon being left-handed, a gun was found in his right hand, and the gun was not one of Chandelon’s three registered guns. These details raised suspicions about an assassination rather than a suicide.
December 19 – Andrey Karlov
On December 19, 2016 Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey G. Karlov, was killed by a gunman on bin Ankara, Turkey. This was the first assassination of a Russian ambassador since Pyotr Voykov, a Soviet envoy to Poland, was shot to death in Warsaw in 1927. Turkish officials said the killer had been a police officer. Russia’s Foreign Ministry called the assassination a terrorist attack. Karlov had been Russia’s ambassador to Turkey since July 2013.
December 20 – Petr Polshikov
Petr Polshikov, 56, was reportedly found dead with a bullet wound to his head at his Moscow apartment. He was a senior figure in the department of the Russian foreign ministry. He was found dead hours after ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was killed. Allegedly two empty bullet shells were found in the apartment.
December 26 – Oleg Erovinkin
This secret meeting in Moscow between Trump’s foreign policy advisor Carter Page and Rosneft President Igor Sechin is particularly interesting because of what has happened since. On December 8th, Rosneft sold a 19.5% stake to a consortium consisting of the British-Swiss commodities trading firm Glencore and the Qatari Sovereign Wealth Fund. Then on December 26th, the Moscow Times reported that Sechin’s chief of staff, Oleg Erovinkin, who Carter Page met with while in Moscow, was found dead in the back seat of a company car in central Moscow. He was taken to a Federal Security Service(FSB) morgue where the FSB coroner ruled the cause of death was a heart attack.
Erovinkin acted as a go-between for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Sechin who is head of the state-owned oil company Rosneft. Some suspect Oleg Erovinkin is of being Christopher Steele’s key source behind allegations against President Trump. Since he also met with Carter Page in Moscow, he certainly knew all the players.
January 9 – Andrey Malanin
Andrey Malanin, head of the consular section at the Russian Consul in Greece was found dead in his Athens apartment. Jan 9, 2017, He was found on the floor of his bedroom by a member of the embassy’s staff with no evidence of a break-in. Colleagues and cops then forced open the door to his flat, which had been locked by a key from the inside. A police source he was found lying on his back on his bedroom and there were no signs of a forced entry. Malanin lived alone in the Russian embassy-owned building on a heavily-guarded street, which is also home to the official residence of the Greek prime minister and president.
February 20 – Vitaly Churkin
Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin died suddenly in New York City on Feb 20th. Vladimir Safronkov, Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador, told The Associated Press that Churkin fell ill in his office at Russia’s U.N. mission and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he later died. Churkin was one of two Russian officials who recruited Trump to go to the USSR in 1986. At a meeting in New York City, Ambassador Yuri Dubinin and Vitaly Churkin had lunch with Trump, after which he then visited Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1987. On that trip he met again with Ambassador Yuri Dubinin in Russia.