January 1, 1995, in Grozny, RussiaOn December 31, 1994, Zhitarenko, a correspondent for the Russian armed forces daily Krasnaya Zvezda, was hit by two bullets as he stepped out of an armored personnel carrier on a front line near the Chechen capital of Grozny. He died the next day.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials