Andrei Karlov Age, Family, Biography, Death Cause & More

Andrey Karlov

Real NameAndrei Gennadyevich Karlov
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionRussian Ambassador
Diplomatic Journey • Karlov was fluent in Korean so he was appointed to USSR embassy in North Korea from 1979 to 1984, and 1986 to 1991, before having served as Russia's ambassador to North Korea from 2001 to 2006.
• Between 1992 and 1997, for five years, he worked in the Russian embassy in South Korea.
• From 2007 to 2009, Karlov served as Deputy Director of the Consular Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
• He was appointed ambassador to Turkey in July 2013.
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weightin Kilograms- 90 kg
in Pounds- 198 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourWhite and Grey
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 February 1954
Date of Death19 December 2016
Cause of DeathAssassination
Age (as in 2016)62 Years
Birth PlaceMoscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Place of DeathAnkara, Turkey
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
SchoolNot Known
CollegeMoscow State Institute of International Relations.
Educational QualificationsGraduation
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionNot Known
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeNot Known
Children1 Child


Some Lesser Known Facts About Andrei Karlov

  • Did Andrei Karlov smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Andrei Karlov drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • On 19 December 2016, at 8:15 pm, Karlov was shot and killed by a 22-year-old off-duty Turkish police officer, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey.                                                                                        Turkish Shooter
  • During the assassination, assassin was crying out: “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” and “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) while holding a gun in one hand and waving the other in the air.
  • The assassin, who was dressed in a suit and tie, opened fire at Karlov at point-blank range while the ambassador was delivering his speech.
  • The assassination came about after several days of protests by the Turkish people over Russian involvement in the Syrian Civil War and the battle over Aleppo, though the Russian and Turkish governments had been negotiating a ceasefire.
  • Andrei Karlov is the fourth Russian ambassador who died in harness.