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Russian consul found dead in Athens

A senior diplomat at Russia's embassy in Athens has been found dead in his apartment, according to Greek police sources.

Published: January 11, 2017, 10:19 am

    Andrey Malanin, 55, was found dead on his bathroom floor by another member of embassy staff, a Greek police official confirmed.

    According to the embassy’s website, Malanin was the head of the consular section.

    According to Protothema portal, Malanin did not come to work in the morning and did not answer to phone calls. Colleagues who came to his house jointly with police opened the door of his apartment, which was locked by a key from the inside.

    An investigation on the death’s reason is underway. A Greek police source told journalists later that the consul died from natural causes.

    Police told the Associated Press that there were no signs of harm on Malanin’s body, but that a murder investigations unit had been called in because of his diplomatic status.

    The death comes three weeks after Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated by a riot police officer while speaking at a photo exhibit in Ankara as well as the curious death of the Russian ambassador to Brazil.

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