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Russian diplomat found dead outside Berlin embassy

A Russian diplomat was found dead last month outside the country's embassy in the German capital, it has emerged.

The man's body was discovered on the pavement on 19 October by police guarding the Berlin compound, Der Spiegel website reported.

He had apparently fallen from an upper floor, but it was unclear how, it added.

Russia's embassy called the death of the diplomat - who has not been officially named - a "tragic accident".

Germany's foreign ministry confirmed the man's death but would not give further details. Police in Berlin have not publicly commented on the death, which was reported for the first time on Friday.

Reports say the man was 35 years old and was listed as a second secretary of the Russian embassy.

Investigative website Bellingcat said it had used open source data to establish the man was the son of the deputy director of the Second Service of Russia's FSB intelligence agency.


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