Just one day before his 65th birthday, a healthy Russian ambassador to the United Nations died suddenly this morning under shocking circumstances. It’s been a few days since there’s been any sight or sound from Hillary Clinton, which seems strange considering the chilling connection the dead diplomat has to one other key individual.
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced today that 64-year-old Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin died suddenly while in New York and didn’t release too much more on his cause, other than that it was completely unexpected. He reportedly fell ill and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival, according to the New York Post.
“The outstanding Russian diplomat died while he was in his current working role,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, ABC News reported. “We offer our condolences to the relatives of Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin.” An autopsy will soon prove what brought about this sudden fatality, which is suspected to be a heart attack without warning, but is strikingly reminiscent to one other Russian official found dead last year.
The Guardian reported that Vladimir Putin’s former press minister, Mikhail Lesin, died at the age of 59, while also in the U.S. on business. He was found dead in his Washington, D.C. hotel room which was later determined to be caused by blunt force injuries to his head, neck, torso, arms, and legs. Despite the internal injuries, there was no evidence left behind in the room, and the cause of death was unknown until an autopsy proved what caused his physical demise.
While it’s unknown who is linked to all these sudden Russian diplomat deaths or if they are just circumstantial, one thing seems to be certain and that’s the connection that they all have with each other — seemingly healthy middle-aged men from Russia are dropping dead while on business in the U.S.
Hillary Clinton’s “Clinton Foundation” has come under massive scrutiny and investigation since her campaign loss and she’s unable to repay a lot of her donors. Russia was a fairly sizable contributor to her foundation, so while it may be a stretch, perhaps there’s some connection to these sudden deaths, or it’s just a coincidence, but she’s been out of sight for the last couple of weeks and hasn’t had much good to say about Russia since losing the election.