Russian investigative journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria dies from fall

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/16/russian-investigative-journali.html

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Officials say there is no sign of foul play

Well, they would say that.

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(which changed its name to Xe Services in 2009, and is know called Academi)

@frauenfelder, small editing error: know >> now

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Just for those of us who do actually click-through to the source.

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Oh, those poor Russians, to have to live in a country that’s not ruled by an actual government, but by a cabal of lawless gangsters. Oh, wait, …

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“Dies from fall…”
On to some bullets? No?
Makes a refreshing change…

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It’s like a Russian remake of Hot Fuzz, except without the jokes.

Have you ever wondered why, why the crime rate in Russia is so low, yet the accident rate is so high?

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Somewhat related, I see very few mentions of Ferguson activists dying in unexplained car accidents. Is there any deep reporting on this? Some of these:




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Surviving officials: no sign of foul play in death of official who suggested possibility of foul play.

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How many times did he fall up the stairs?

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Just as many as he did down. The numbers match, ergo No Foul Play.

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Roger That!

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this work of Moose and Squirrel

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tenor

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Sounds like man had unfortunate collusion with ground, what a country

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In Russia, piano not fall on you, you fall on piano!

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I guess it’s reassuring that, as bad as America is sometimes, they’re nowhere near this bad.

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