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Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kirpichenko, October 2015

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced the death of Moscow’s Ambassador to Egypt, Sergei Kirpichenko in a Cairo hospital. He was 68, The Associated Press reported.

The ministry said the career diplomat died suddenly Monday morning in a hospital in the Egyptian capital, but did not reveal the cause of death.

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Kirpichenko served as Russia’s envoy to Egypt since 2011, as well as envoy to the Arab League, which is also based in Cairo. His previous posts included the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Syria.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.