PRETORIA, November 27 (Itar-Tass) — Russian ambassador to Zambia Boris Malakhov died after a heart bypass surgery he underwent at Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital in Pretoria, a source from the Russian embassy in South Africa told Itar-Tass on Tuesday. Malakhov died an hour after a coronary bypass, the source said. He was 59.
In 1975 Boris Malakhov graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations and in the same year he was taken on staff of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
In 2008 Boris Malakhov was appointed Russian ambassador to Zambia.