Journalists Killed  |  Russia

Vladislav Listyev

Russian Public Television (OTR)

March 1, 1995, in Moscow, Russia

Listyev, executive director of the newly formed public television station OTR, was shot dead as he entered his block of apartments. Listyev was one of Russia's best-known TV journalists. Some observers suspect his murder is connected to a controversy over whether to permit advertising on the new network.


Medium: Television

Beats Covered: Business, Crime, Culture, Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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