Sudden Russian Death Syndrome PLAGUES Russia, Exhibits Peculiar Symptoms

Sudden Russian Death Syndrome

Russian leaders keep dying from a peculiar Russian variant of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), known as Sudden Russian Death Syndrome. SRDS causes a critical loss of balance when high ranking Russian officials close to Putin are standing in high or dangerous places. Several deaths have been recorded in recent days alone. People who are known to have been critical of Putin or to have failed him are particularly prone to suffer severe gravitational problems when standing near high open windows … as one is want to do in the dead of winter.

Recent victims of Sudden Russian Death Syndrome

One person, Ivan Pechorin, Putin’s point man for arctic resource development suffered Sudden Russian Death Syndrome, the he experienced balance difficulties while riding on a Russian yacht close to Russky Island, where he fell into the water and drowned, apparently unable to swim while also not wearing a life preserver. Some say it was the potato water he had been drinking. Another, ex-Putin ally Anatoly Gerashchenko, fell to his death when standing near the top of an exceptionally long series of flights of steps, almost as if he’d had a helpful escort accompany him to each landing.

According to reports, the 73-year-old aviation chief fell down “several flights of stairs” at the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) and died at the scene.

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Apparently he had also fallen out of Putin’s inner circle several years before.

A particularly unusual phenomenon of the SRDS variant of SADS is that the disequilibrium only occurs when people are standing in potentially dangerous locations. Oddly, for example, people who live on lower stories ascend to higher stories before they happen to open the window on a freezing winter day to catch some air, only to lose their balance and fall.

One common possible cause in each victim’s illness is recent criticism of Putin’s War or failure to deliver in the war. It also seems friends of Putin particularly die hard at Christmastime. The four most recent incidents of Sudden Russian Death Syndrome all occurred around Christmas as follows:

General Alexei Maslov

A healthy Russian general until the day he died, Alexei Maslov was a man whom the Kremlin had criticized for not getting army tanks produced quickly enough. It has been noted several times in global media that Russian leaders who fail to deliver a war victory — or enough tanks — die of natural causes while perfectly healthy.

General Alexei Maslov, 69, suddenly fell ill and died on Christmas Day just after Putin axed a visit to the tank firm where he worked in Uralvagonzavod.

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The intended visit was ostensibly due to Putin’s anger over the slowness at which Russian tanks were being manufactured and sent to war under Maslov’s oversight. The visit became suddenly unnecessary.

Gen. Maslov, who was once Putin’s ambassador to NATO, also worked alongside Dmitry Rogozin, another  official close to Putin who was abruptly removed last summer as head of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos. Rogozin is now recovering in hospital from injury in what was claimed to have been a Ukrainian shell attack last week. Friends and family say they are hoping he doesn’t walk too close to a hospital window.

Alexander Buzakov

Oddly General Maslov’s death follows the “sudden death” of Alexander Buzakov, 65, general director of Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg, in charge of building new submarines. Both men died in perfect health of natural but unknown causes.

Buzakov had been healthy the day before he died, and “nothing had been heard about Maslov’s health problems” before he died.

One has to wonder if maybe Buzakov was not delivering submarines quickly enough.

Pavel Antov

Sausage Kingpin, oligarch and politician, Pavel Antov, recently criticized Putin’s missile attacks on Kyiv as acts of “terror,” a criticism he immediately retracted as perhaps ill-thought. Subsequently, he did fall ill from a hotel window in India where his death was declared by Indian police to be a suicide with no signs of criminal behavior. Apparently, Antov tried to jump from a window far above his own hotel room into a swimming pool of his own blood. It is natural he would be depressed because he was staying at the same hotel where his friend and political aide had died of suicide only a couple of days prior.

Antov, 67, was a local legislator in the city of Vladimir, east of Moscow. He belonged to the ruling United Russia party aligned with President Vladimir Putin…. In June, a story about the shelling of a residential building in Kyiv by the Russian Army appeared on Antov’s WhatsApp account. “To tell the truth, it is extremely difficult to call it anything other than terror,” the deputy wrote. A few minutes later, the story disappeared, and Antov called it “the result of a technical error,” reaffirming his loyalty to Putin and his approval of the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. “I emphasize once again that I am a supporter of the president and a patriot of my country. I sincerely share the goals of the [special military operation in Ukraine],” Antov said at the time.

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Apparently, Antov had afterthoughts about pushing that send button.

“So far, it seems that Antov accidentally fell from the hotel terrace,” Pandit said. “He was probably disturbed by the death of his friend and went to the hotel terrace and likely fell to his death from there.”


Indian media reported that the sausage tycoon jumped from the roof but Russia’s consul general Alexei Idamkin insisted he fell from a window.

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Vladimir Bidenov

Antov’s friend and aide, Vladimir Bidenov, was reported to have drunk himself to death in the same hotel, also oddly due to being depressed only two days earlier. The combination of the two men’s deaths triggered wild suspicions of a “hit job” as both men, who died in similar ways, had been open critics of Putin’s Not-War.

Vladimir Bidenov, Mr Antov’s co-traveller, was found dead at the same hotel on December 22. He was found lying unconscious in his room on the first floor of the hotel, with a few empty wine bottles around him.


At least, this depression story seems a lot more likely since the Russian drank himself to death. With the cause originally stated as “due to excessive amounts of alcohol,” the Police later said Bidenov died due to a heart attack, a symptom of Sudden Russian Death Syndrome that has killed many Putin critics within the oligarchy in past years. The evidence of both deaths has already been efficiently cremated. If only they had been standing close to one of Antov’s large sausage grinders, both deaths could have been attributed to falling simultaneously.

Antov did claim back when the unfortunate “terror” message went out that it was actually sent by someone else, which would indicate likely an aide who had access to his phone or account in order to send a message under his account name, leading the cynical to wonder if that is why this particular aide died first.

In 2019 [Antov] was ranked the richest among all parliamentarians and senior officials in the country by the Russian edition of Forbes magazine.

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Putin apologists believe the depression explanations are more likely than any involvement by Putin as both men had taken this vacation to celebrate Antov’s birthday, a situation that could indicate deep depression.

“We are aware of the tragedy that happened in Odisha, where two of our citizens died. One of them is Pavel Antov, member of the Legislative Assembly of the Vladimir Oblast. We are in constant contact with the relatives of the deceased as well as with local authorities. As far as we know, police do not yet see a criminal component in these tragic events,” the Russian embassy in India told NDTV.

The Indian police saw nothing suspicious in these back-to-back suicides of rich Russians who were critical of Putin. Maybe a lot of Russians die of depression after repeatedly re-electing a leader like Putin. Of course, Putin’s apologists have noted this happened in India where Russian operatives are incapable of working so there was no way Russia could have been to blame for doing this to its own people.

Sudden Russian Death Syndrome is a disease with heavy impact on energy

It was, only back in September that another 67-year-old, Ravil Maganov, oil magnate at Russian oil giant Lukoil, fell ill like Antov from a hospital window in Moscow — the same one Mikhail Gorbachev died at two days earlier. There is a pattern here: “At the start of the year, no less than four executives linked to state-owned energy giant Gazprom were found to have allegedly committed suicide.” Lukoil, which has spoken as a company against Putin’s War, attributed Maganov’s death to a mysterious “illness,” apparently on the basis that Maganov fell from a hospital window, given that no one could give any specific illness for which he was in a hospital in the first place, including Lukoil.

Lukoil’s chairman Ravil Maganov died this week after falling out of the window of a hospital in Moscow, according to Russian state news agency TASS…. Maganov “passed away following a severe illness,” Lukoil said, making no mention of a fall…. Another top Lukoil manager, Alexander Subbotin, was found dead near Moscow in May after reportedly visiting a shaman.


So one Lukoil exec died from visiting a hospital and the other from visiting a shaman.

Putin apologists speak out about Sudden Russian Death Syndrome

In all, ten oligarchs and Putin critics have died of Sudden Russian Death Syndrome since Putin’s War began. Some think they were angry and striking out at Putin because their wealth was sanctioned or depressed because of it. Notably, the illness effects only very wealthy, mostly sanctioned men, primarily in their sixties at the top of their careers. The disease also shows a high proclivity for oligarchs in the Russian energy industry.

Some symptoms of SRDS are not as easy to explain as others. One person drowned from swimming with a bullet in his head. Another shot himself in the chest … five times. One oligarch, Gazprom deputy general director Alexander Tyulakov, even beat himself to death while hanging. Other reported suicides stabbed themselves to death multiple times. One critic referred to all of these as the “threw himself out the window and shot himself in the head seven times” suicides. They are also reminiscent of Russian political figures in the Soviet days who committed suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head while running.

The anti-Kremlin Telegram channel General SVR claimed that Maganov had been killed on Putin’s orders, but that is, of course, hysteria, over what is clearly a common Russian disease affecting only oligarchs and high politicians.

Putin’s apologists on sites like Russian-founded Zero Hedge, lay out their reasons to counter such cynicism regarding these unfortunate but natural coincidences and tell people to “stop blaming the Russians” every time something like this happens. “It’s ridiculous how people keep blaming the Russians,” they say, “–one Russian in particular — for all these sudden Russian deaths. Have we not got enough grief over all of this plus the deaths of our soldiers without being blamed for it?” Some Putin apologists even claim the deaths are false-flag operations, pulled off by the CIA or by Ukrainians as a way to blame Russia for everything.

Yet, a few Russian citizens have stayed with the obvious connection, simply observing it pays not to be a Friend of Putin. Others might say it actually PAYS WELL to be a police officer who says the sudden deaths were suicide and certainly doesn’t pay to say otherwise … unless one wants to take his own leap out a window. The apologists appear to outnumber the few Russian citizens who draw the simpler conclusion because Russians have loved and voted for Putin for decades now.

If the limited few ever prove right in their insinuations that Putin is behind it, will Americans ever again feel sorry for Russians as they did for decades when Russians brought Soviet communist oppression upon themselves, which was created and forced on Russian citizens by the Soviets who were over 70% ethnic Russian citizens? America, back then, felt sorry for the oppressed common daily man, woman, or child living under Soviet oppression, to where American President Ronald Reagan even demanded Gorbachev bring reprieve from the decades of civil oppression in which free speech had been outlawed in Russia. It’s hard for many to believe now, but there was a time when Russian citizens were put in gulags for speaking against their leaders.

If it could ever be proven that Putin, former head of Disinformation for the Soviet KGB in Eastern Europe, is assassinating all of his detractors in old Soviet style, Americans may be inclined to think Russians brought all of this upon themselves. In their praise and defense of a heavy-handed authoritarian government, Putin’s apologists are establishing their own destiny if that proves to be true. Russians have long liked the tough-guy, slays-his-enemies kind of oligarch politician, so they may get the kind of government they are supporting as their heritage for decades to come, administered from Putin’s palaces, provided for him by oligarchs, including those who died mysteriously of Sudden Russian Death Syndrome.

Sudden Russian Death Syndrome is hard to see coming on Putin's face