Russian Intelligence Chief Dies While Swimming

The deputy head of Russia's powerful military intelligence agency died mysteriously in a swimming accident, Russian media reported Saturday.

"Several days ago, General Yuri Ivanov died while swimming," official news agency RIA Novosti quoted a military source as saying.

The report did not give any further details on the circumstances of the death, or the location.

Ivanov was deputy head of the GRU, the overseas intelligence gathering arm of the Russian military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot say how this guy died, but describing this as an "accident" doesn't quite pass the "smell test".

One has to wonder who benefited in the Russian government or military from his untimely death.

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