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Attacks on Russian diplomats. Dossier

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Attacks on Russian diplomats occur regularly. Starting with the newest stories Russia and to this day there is not a single year that would not be overshadowed by encroachment on the staff of Russian diplomatic missions abroad. Some attacks are purely criminal in nature, others are associated with the professional activities of diplomats. VESTI.Ru prepared a dossier where the loudest and blatant cases of encroachment on the life and health of employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry were entered.


April 6 2003 Year in Iraq, the US military was fired upon by a motorcade with Russian diplomats leaving Iraq before the US invasion. Several diplomats were injured. The US side was unable to clearly explain the cause of the shelling, shifting the blame to the Iraqi army.

3 2006 June year in Baghdad, unknown persons committed an armed attack on the car of the diplomatic mission of Russia. As a result of the attack, the embassy employees Fedor Zaitsev, Anatoly Smirnov, Rinat Agliulin and Oleg Fedoseyev were taken hostage. Another embassy official, Vitaly Titov, was killed. Three weeks later, terrorists announced that the Russians had been executed. Responsibility for the crime took the group called "Advisory Council of the Mujahideen," which is considered one of the units of Al-Qaeda. Sergey Ivanov, then Minister of Defense, said that the GRU and other special services were tasked with not only finding but also destroying the murderers.

August 20 2006 year was attacked by the Russian ambassador to Kenya, Vladimir Egoshkin. When the diplomat, along with his grandson and colleague, was driving along a highway near Nairobi, a child jumped out onto the road. Egoshkin slowed down in order not to make a hitting, and at that moment robbers attacked the car. After stealing valuables and money, they struck the diplomats with several blows with a machete and fled. The police detained the attackers in hot pursuit, and Egoshkin himself continued to work in Kenya after his recovery.

23 2007 June the year near the capital of Burundi, Bujumbura, soldiers killed a Russian diplomat, Vladimir Rashitko. According to the official authorities, he had previously, without stopping, passed several checkpoints and as a result, barrage fire was opened at the next checkpoint on his car. Burundi authorities have apologized for the incident. The mayor of the capital and the Minister of Defense of the country came to the place of the death of the diplomat.

November 29 2011 At the end of the year, the head of the Russian diplomatic mission, returning from a trip to Jordan, was beaten at Doha International Airport (Qatar) and beaten by customs and security officers who tried to inspect the diplomatic case with X-rays. During the incident, two other Russian diplomats were also injured who met Vladimir Titorenko. Russia demanded an apology from Qatar, but there was no reaction from the official authorities. After recovery, the ambassador was recalled, and diplomatic relations between Qatar and Russia were reduced.

9 September 2013 The first secretary of the consular department of the Russian Embassy in Abkhazia, Dmitry Vishernev, was killed in Sukhumi. An unknown person shot a diplomat twice in the head when he was driving out of the garage in his car. Together with Vishnernev, his spouse was seriously injured, who later died in hospital. The murder of the Russian consul was committed on the fifth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Abkhazia. The diplomat’s killer was detained as a result of a joint operation by the Abkhaz and Russian law enforcement agencies.

October 3 2013 year, an armed group of people attacked the Russian embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. One of the attackers was shot dead by the guard of the embassy; no one was injured by the embassy staff. Nevertheless, Moscow decided to temporarily evacuate diplomats and their families to Russia. Libyan officials apologized and promised to further strengthen the security. The attack on the embassy was the response of the local population to the murder of the Libyan military, committed by a citizen of Russia.
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  1. Xroft
    Xroft 9 October 2013 10: 36 New
    +7
    It is strange that in 1 month 3 attacks are actually .... at the level of activation of our foreign policy, all this does not look just a coincidence ....
    1. alone
      alone 9 October 2013 10: 44 New
      +9
      It can be called a coincidence only that the grandmother Marusya and the aunt Valentina gave birth to cows on the same day.

      there are no coincidences in world politics !!
      1. RUSSIA 2013
        RUSSIA 2013 10 October 2013 05: 48 New
        0
        We must take a tough response, right up to sanctions, defiantly withdraw the embassy staff, limit the supply of goods from the Netherlands to Russia, or, yesterday, Qatar, today Holland, completely forgot the whistle of the owner’s whip over the ear, in any case, it’s impossible to leave it .
    2. Dmitry 2246
      Dmitry 2246 9 October 2013 10: 56 New
      +2
      It is necessary to understand and punish, to increase their international status.
      1. Cynic
        Cynic 9 October 2013 19: 38 New
        +1
        Quote: Dmitry 2246
        It is necessary to understand and punish

        Hmm, the ban on Dutch potatoes has something to do with the incident with our diplomat?
    3. yurii p
      yurii p 9 October 2013 12: 05 New
      +4
      this is not a coincidence, we will call a spade a spade, terrorist attacks against Russia, the Greenpeace action is included in this series, increased pressure on Russia is not accidental, Russia claims to have leading roles in the world political arena and in the situation in Syria made it clear that they no longer intend to give in, which is quite understandable not to the liking of the US gendarmerie and their gang, but Russia must regain the position that the USSR occupied, whether the United States likes it or not, it is a matter of the country's survival in the current realities, it remains to oust (ideally) the proteges of the West from the Russian government.
  2. Canep
    Canep 9 October 2013 10: 36 New
    0
    Interestingly, with mattresses, how are things like with similar attacks?
    1. Orik
      Orik 9 October 2013 10: 40 New
      +1
      Well, they generally got the ambassador to Libya, it’s worse than ours.
      1. Cynic
        Cynic 12 October 2013 10: 43 New
        0
        Quote: Orik
        Well, they generally got the ambassador to Libya, it’s worse than ours.

        This one was not far from sending him home with a load of 200
        The vice-consul of the Russian Federation in Panama, Yevgeny Manilov, who received a knife wound, underwent a successful operation, his condition does not cause any concern among doctors. This was reported on Friday by correspondent. ITAR-TASS by telephone the Russian ambassador in Panama Alexei Ermakov.

        http://www.itar-tass.com/c1/910198.html
        They did smarter here, please complain to the Ukrainian narcotics.
        If something_narka is asked for a dose, and not just a few pieces of greenery at once. He was correctly led to the goal.
    2. Troy
      Troy 9 October 2013 10: 41 New
      0
      I'm more interested in how mattresses react to such attacks. Just like us, patiently await explanations and apologies? And yet, if anyone has info on an attack on USSR diplomats and the government’s reaction to this, please post it. It is interesting to compare.
      1. feanor
        feanor 9 October 2013 10: 47 New
        +4
        Quote: Troy
        And yet, if anyone has info on an attack on USSR diplomats and the government’s reaction to this, please post it. It is interesting to compare.

        Well, for example, "Operation Pennant in Beirut."
      2. Orik
        Orik 9 October 2013 14: 05 New
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        We and amers situation is fundamentally different. Geyropeytsy initially stand in a knee-elbow pose in relation to the United States. They would not even think of doing this, moreover, because Greenpeace sponsors are sponsored by American foundations, Dutch behavior can be approved there. Second, the patent holders of the global financial system are the American clans, states and geyropa, the largest consumers of resources i.e. can act not by force, blocking the financial and commercial faucet. Well, where is it possible in third world countries they are not shy by force, by the way, hot southern guys do the right thing for good, don’t understand, and they have practically no economy.
    3. Averias
      Averias 9 October 2013 11: 10 New
      0
      Their embassies and ambassadors also get it. Only they basically blow up. Too lazy to describe cases, in the same Google there is information.
  3. fzr1000
    fzr1000 9 October 2013 10: 39 New
    +1
    The life of diplomats is harsh, especially if you are not in warm Europe (well, beside the Netherlands) or in North America. Interestingly, they destroyed those who executed ours in Iraq?
    1. smile
      smile 9 October 2013 10: 55 New
      +1
      fzr1000
      Destroyed or not, no one will tell us, this is not accepted. After several decades, only a small trickle of information will leak out, which, according to tradition, is greatly distorted, and that’s all. It will be something like with the information about the PLO stolen by our diplomats in Lebanon.
  4. nemec55
    nemec55 9 October 2013 10: 48 New
    0
    Serving then Minister of Defense, Sergei Ivanov said that the GRU and other special services were tasked not only to find, but also to destroy the killers

    Where is the result ???? Who knows?
    1. Kostjan
      Kostjan 9 October 2013 11: 13 New
      +1
      Turn off the lights all summed up
      no results as expected
      From general demagoguery to business far what (lines from the song)
  5. erased
    erased 9 October 2013 11: 14 New
    +6
    Impunity breeds permissiveness. As long as the authorities do not react harshly to such acts up to force pressure, Russians will be killed with impunity throughout the world.
  6. v.lyamkin
    v.lyamkin 9 October 2013 11: 52 New
    +4
    If there are already results, then, of course, one cannot expect a true article to appear in the media. But I would like to know that our special services are not asleep. Maybe it would be possible to make public the events at the level of facts. For example, as a result of an accident ... or as a result of an attack by unknown persons ... And everyone would have thought for himself.
  7. andrejwz
    andrejwz 9 October 2013 12: 17 New
    +2
    After recovery, the ambassador was recalled, and diplomatic relations between Qatar and Russia were reduced.

    With such a reaction, it is not far from political weakness.
  8. tennis
    tennis 9 October 2013 12: 19 New
    +3
    Sanctions, sanctions must be imposed against this world gay capital and tough. Immediately reduce arrogance. And all these notes, protests are nonsense, it’s all for them.
  9. Mareman Vasilich
    Mareman Vasilich 9 October 2013 14: 38 New
    +1
    I am sure that with a diplomat of the USSR they would not even have such a thought.
    1. Troy
      Troy 9 October 2013 15: 38 New
      0
      That's it, I'm talking about this.
    2. Nayhas
      Nayhas 9 October 2013 17: 02 New
      0
      Quote: Mareman Vasilich
      I am sure that with a diplomat of the USSR they would not even have such a thought.

      Well, of course, and Arafat whose ambassadors you stole? He also had money from the USSR, although one of his little men killed him for it there was nothing but the Nobel Peace Prize ...
    3. alone
      alone 9 October 2013 17: 42 New
      +1
      Quote: Mareman Vasilich
      I am sure that with a diplomat of the USSR they would not even have such a thought.


      An employee of the USSR Embassy in Lebanon was killed by terrorists. Imad Mughniye personally killed him.
      Do you know such a person? he later became the leader of the organization’s military wing
      "HESBALL", some of our members of the forum call this organization fighters for justice what
  10. PValery53
    PValery53 9 October 2013 15: 28 New
    +2
    Of course, "educational" lessons should be 100% carried out in relation to the diplomatic missions of those countries in Russia, in which crimes against our diplomats have occurred, on a commensurately large scale. And special operations to catch freaks in those countries where they offended ours, and not only diplomats !!. Tough responses to all attacks around the world will "discipline" the initiators of such actions, they will draw their tails. And Dutch diplomats in Moscow should not smash windows, but smack their faces.
  11. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 9 October 2013 15: 58 New
    0
    Eye for an eye. Tooth by tooth.
  12. Bosk
    Bosk 9 October 2013 18: 59 New
    0
    And what about Baghdad and Ivanov’s statement ... did the GRU somehow react, at least put someone in?
  13. v.lyamkin
    v.lyamkin 10 October 2013 05: 23 New
    0
    The Dutch are generally overgrown. The media reported that they apologized and emphasized that they did not apologize for the incident, but for the violation of the convention. Nevermind apologize to yourself.
  14. Yasniper
    Yasniper 10 October 2013 07: 01 New
    0
    The Russian Foreign Ministry at the forefront is not the first century.
  15. darksoul
    darksoul 10 October 2013 08: 41 New
    +2
    Guys, I would have been without any scandals, even if there hadn't been a beating ripped dep. relations with Holland for the simple reason it is shameful to be friends with an international dump ........ pido ... sod, pidofil, lesbian, drug addicts, perverts, greenpeople .......... what forgot? Yes, in my opinion for a normal person this is more than enough
    1. velikoros-xnumx
      velikoros-xnumx 10 October 2013 11: 30 New
      +2
      Quote: darksoul
      Guys, I would have been without any scandals, even if there hadn't been a beating ripped dep. relations with Holland for the simple reason it is shameful to be friends with an international dump ........ pido ... sod, pidofil, lesbian, drug addicts, perverts, greenpeople .......... what forgot? Yes, in my opinion for a normal person this is more than enough

      With both hands for good
      1. Papania
        Papania 10 October 2013 15: 23 New
        +1
        I support !!! If our missiles were flying at all these conflicts, it would be fine at all. That no one bastard would twitch.