March 31, 1998, in Bryansk, RussiaFedyunin, a political reporter with the local Bryanskie Izvestia newspaper who covered the Duma and regional national political events, was stabbed to death in his apartment. Police and colleagues discovered his body on April 2. Co-workers at the newspaper say he had recently published articles about alleged criminal activities of local companies involved in renovating apartments and believe his death was related to his personal life. Police reportedly arrested a suspect but have not identified him.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.