Russian diplomat found dead in Moscow

21 Dec, 2016 10:00 am

MOSCOW (92 News) – Just hours after a Russian ambassador was gunned down by a Turkish assassin, another high-ranking Russian diplomat was found shot in the head at his Moscow home on Wednesday.

Peter Polshikov, 56, was a senior figure in the Latin American department of the Russian foreign ministry. Some local reports suggest Polshikov may have left the Foreign Ministry and it’s unclear if he worked for the Russian government at the time of his death.

Polshikov’s wife was reportedly inside the home at the time of the shooting, but she was said to be safe.

Investigators discovered two bullet shells and a gun under the bathroom sink. Authorities have yet to offer a theory on how Polshikov died.

The alleged shooting came just hours after the news broke of the assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov.

Karlov was killed by his police protection officer who screamed “Allahu Akbar” and “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria.”

He was shot in the back by 22-year-old Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas in what Russia last night described as a “terrorist act”.

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