Consular section head at Russian Embassy in Athens found dead. No visible injuries

Police were pictured entering the flat of Andrey Malanin as Greek police confirmed the murder squad would examine the case
Police were pictured entering the flat of Andrey Malanin as Greek police confirmed the murder squad would examine the case
Greek police say the head of the consular section at the Russian Embassy in Athens has been found dead in his apartment, but there are no immediate indications of foul play.

A consular employee found the body of 54-year-old Consul Andrey Malanin at his apartment in the Greek capital on Monday.

Police say a coroner will examine the body, while the police homicide department also is investigating the death due to Malanin’s diplomatic status.

Police say the body bore no visible injuries and the apartment did not appear to have been burglarized.

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated by a riot police officer while speaking at a photo exhibit in Ankara last month.

The Associated Press

  • 5thDrawer

    I had a friend who was 49 … met God sooner than anyone expected. Life happens.

  • Y K

    I bet it’s the Mossad. Seen “Munich”, anybody? 🙂

  • PatienceTew

    Stale borscht, again.