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Russian consul in Athens found dead; no signs of foul play

Associated Press logo Associated Press 9/01/2017
Police investigators enter the house of the Russian consul Andrei Malanin in Athens, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Greek police say the Russian consul in Athens has been found dead in his flat in the Greek capital, but there are no immediate indications of foul play.(Costas Baltas/InTime News via AP) © The Associated Press Police investigators enter the house of the Russian consul Andrei Malanin in Athens, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Greek police say the Russian consul in Athens has been found dead in his flat in the Greek capital, but there are no immediate indications of foul play.(Costas Baltas/InTime News via AP)

ATHENS, Greece — Greek police say the head of the consular section at the Russian Embassy in Athens has been found dead in his apartment, but there are no immediate indications of foul play.

A consular employee found the body of 54-year-old Consul Andrey Malanin at his apartment in the Greek capital on Monday.

Police say a coroner will examine the body, while the police homicide department also is investigating the death due to Malanin's diplomatic status.

Police say the body bore no visible injuries and the apartment did not appear to have been burglarized.

Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated by a riot police officer while speaking at a photo exhibit in Ankara last month.

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