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Journalists murdered in Russia since 2000
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DateNameSexOrganizationNationalityCoverageSource of Fire
Impunity (for Murder)
Taken CaptiveThreatenedTortured
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July 16, 2000Igor DomnikovMaleNovaya GazetaRussia
Business, Corruption, Culture
Criminal GroupPartialNoNoNo
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July 26, 2000Sergey NovikovMaleRadio VesnaRussiaCorruption, PoliticsUnknown FireYesNoYesNo
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September 21, 2000Iskandar KhatloniMaleRadio Free EuropeTajikistanWar, PoliticsUnknown FireYesNoNoNo
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October 3, 2000Sergey IvanovMaleLada-TVRussianPoliticsUnknown FireYesNoNoNo
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October 20, 2000Oleg GoryanskyMaleProvince TV RussianCrimeUnknown FireYesNoNoNo
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November 21, 2000
Adam Tepsurgayev
MaleReutersChechnyaWar, PoliticsPolitical GroupYesNoNoNo
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February 3, 2001Valery KondakovMaleArmavirochkaRussiaCorruption, PoliticsUnknown FireYesNoNoNo
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September 18, 2001Eduard MarkevichMaleNovy ReftRussiaCorruption, Politics
Government Officials
YesNoYesNo
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March 9, 2002Natalya SkrylFemaleNashe VremyaRussia
Business, Corruption
Unknown FireYesNoNoNo
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April 29, 2002Valery IvanovMale
Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye
RussiaCorruption, CrimeCriminal GroupYesNoNoNo
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April 18, 2003Dimitry ShvetsMale
TV-21 Northwestern Broadcasting
RussiaPoliticsUnknown FireYesNoYesNo
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July 3, 2003
Yuri Shchekochikhin
MaleNovaya GazetaRussia
Corruption, Human Rights, War
Government Officials
YesNoYesNo
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7/21/2003Alikhan GuliyevMaleTVTs ChannelRussiaPolitics, WarUnknown FireYesNoYesNo
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October 9, 2003Aleksei SidorovMale
Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye
Russia
Business, Corruption, Crime, Politics
Criminal GroupYesNoYesNo
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July 9, 2004Paul KlebnikovMaleForbes RussiaUnited States
Business, Corruption, Crime
Criminal GroupYesNoNoNo
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May 21, 2005Pavel MakeevMalePulsRussiaCrimeCriminal GroupYesNoNoNo
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June 28, 2005
Magomedzagid Varisov
MaleNovoye DeloRussiaPolitics, WarMilitary OfficialsYesNoYesNo
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January 8, 2006Vagif KochetkovMale
Trud and Tulsky Molodoi Kommunar
Russia
Business, Culture, Politics
Unknown FireYesNoYesNo
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October 7, 2006
Anna Politkovskaya
FemaleNovaya Gazeta
Russia/United States
Corruption, Human Rights, War
Unknown FirePartialNoYesNo
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November 30, 2006Maksim MaksimovMaleGorodRussiaCorruption, Crime
Government Officials
YesNoNoNo
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March 2, 2007Ivan SafronovMaleKommersantRussia
Business, Corruption, Politics
Unknown FireYesNoNoNo
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August 31, 2008
Magomed Yevloyev
MaleIngushetiyaRussia
Corruption, Human Rights, Politics, War
Government Officials
YesYesYesNo
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September 2, 2008
Telman (Abdulla) Alishayev
MaleTV-Chirkei RussiaCulturePolitical GroupYesNoYesNo
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January 19, 2009
Anastasiya Baburova
FemaleNovaya Gazeta Russian/UkrainianHuman RightsPolitical GroupNoNoNoNo
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March 30, 2009Sergei ProtazanovMale
Grazhdanskoye sogalsie
RussianPoliticsUnknown FireYesNoYesNo
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July 15, 2009
Natalya Estemirova
Female
Novaya Gazeta, Kavkazsky Uzel
RussiaHuman Rights
Government Officials
YesYesYesNo
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August 11, 2009
Abdulmalik Akhmedilov
Male
Hakikat and Sogratl
RussiaPoliticsUnknown FireYesNoNoNo
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December 15, 2011
Gadzhimurad Kamalov
MaleChernovikRussia
Corruption, Human Rights, Politics
Government Officials
YesNoYesNo
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December 5, 2012Kazbek GekkiyevMaleVGTRKRussiaCulturePolitical GroupYesNoYesNo
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April 8, 2013Mikhail BeketovMale
Khimkinskaya Pravda
RussiaPolitics
Government Officials
YesNoYesNo
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May 18, 2013Nikolai PotapovMaleSelsovetRussia
Corruption, Crime, Politics
Unknown FireYesNoNoNo
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July 9, 2013
Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev
MaleNovoye DeloRussia
Corruption, Human Rights, Politics
Government Officials
YesNoYesNo
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December 4, 2013Arkady LanderMaleMetsnayaRussiaPoliticsUnknown FireYesNoNoNo
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August 1, 2014Timur KushevMaleDoshRussi
Politics, Human Rights
Government Officials
YesNoYesNo
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