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


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


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http://memegenerator.net/img/instances/70348097/it-seems-to-be-working-as-intended.jpg


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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


#5

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


#6

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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#8

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


#9

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?


#10

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:





#11

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


#12

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.


#14

Roger That!


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this work of Moose and Squirrel


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tenor


#18

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


#19

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


#20

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