There was an unexplained death at the Russian Embassy in Berlin. According to information from “Spiegel”, on October 19, around 7.20 am on the sidewalk in front of the embassy building in Berlin, the police guarding the building found a dead man. Resuscitation attempts by the emergency services failed.
The man fell from the top floor of the embassy building on Behrenstrasse in the Mitte district of Berlin. According to the official diplomatic list, the 35-year-old has been accredited as second secretary of the embassy in Berlin as of the summer of 2019. Spiegel wrote on Friday that German security authorities considered him a disguised employee of the Russian National Intelligence Service of the Federal Security Service.
He was also supposed to be associated with a high-ranking official of the Second Service of the FSB. This ministry is responsible, among other things, for combating terrorism in Russia and Western intelligence services have linked it to the so-called Tiergarten murder, when in the summer of 2019 in Berlin, a Georgian citizen residing in exile was shot dead in broad daylight.
FSB Second Service officers were also involved in the toxic attack on Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in the summer of 2020, according to research by investigative platforms Spiegel, Bellingcat, The Insider, and US news channel CNN.
According to information in the weekly newspaper, in the event that a dead diplomat was found, the Russian embassy did not agree to conduct an autopsy. Security sources said that the circumstances of the alleged fall and the cause of death were “unknown.” Since the deceased had diplomatic status, the prosecution was unable to investigate the death.
Spiegel learned that in the meantime, the diplomat’s body had been transferred to Russia. At the request of the Russian embassy, she was informed of a “tragic accident”, which will not be commented on for “moral reasons”.
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