A Russian admiral who disappeared for two months was found dead in the courtyard of a high-rise apartment building in Moscow, with reports suggesting that he was shoved out of a window.
The admiral, Vyacheslav Gladkikh, was the head of the Novorossiysk Naval Base on the Black Sea. He was also the deputy commander of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet.
Gladkikh disappeared on February 23, 2023, and his body was found on April 27, 2023. The cause of death is still under investigation, but Russian media outlets have reported that Gladkikh was shoved out of a window.
Gladkikh’s death is the latest in a series of high-profile deaths of Russian military officials since the start of the war in Ukraine. In March 2023, a Russian general was found dead in his office in Moscow. In April 2023, a Russian deputy prime minister was found dead in his home.
The deaths of these high-ranking Russian officials have raised questions about the state of the Russian military and about the morale of its troops. It is also possible that the deaths are related to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
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Gladkikh’s death is a significant development in the war in Ukraine. It is likely to lead to further scrutiny of the Russian military and its leadership. It is also likely to raise concerns about the morale of Russian troops.
The fact that Gladkikh disappeared for two months before his body was found is also concerning. It suggests that the Russian government may be trying to cover up something.
The Russian government has not commented on Gladkikh’s death. However, it is worth noting that the Russian government has a history of covering up deaths of high-ranking officials.
Gladkikh’s death is a reminder of the cost of war. It is also a reminder of the dangers of living in a dictatorship.