56 Journalists Killed in Russia since 1992/Motive Confirmed



Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev


Novoye Delo
Russia

Mikhail Beketov


Khimkinskaya Pravda
Russia

Kazbek Gekkiyev


VGTRK
Russia

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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

7% Broadcast reporter
20% Camera Operator
5% Columnist / Commentator
23% Editor
9% Photographer
4% Internet reporter/writer
48% Print reporter/writer
5% Producer
7% Publisher/Owner
4% Technician
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Medium *

5% Internet
68% Print
4% Radio
30% Television
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Gender

84% Male
16% Female
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Local / Foreign

89% Local
11% Foreign
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Murder Victims

14% Taken Captive
42% Threatened
11% Tortured

Type of Death

21% Crossfire/Combat
14% Dangerous Assignment
64% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

89% Complete impunity
8% Partial justice
3% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

31% Criminal group
33% Government Officials
3% Local Residents
11% Military Officials
3% Mob Violence
3% Paramilitary Group
11% Political Group
25% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

16% Business
34% Corruption
25% Crime
11% Culture
13% Human Rights
38% Politics
2% Sports
36% War
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Freelance

13% Freelance
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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. * May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.


56 Journalists Killed in Russia/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev, Novoye Delo

     July 9, 2013, in Semender, Russia

Mikhail Beketov, Khimkinskaya Pravda

     April 8, 2013, in Khimki, Russia

Kazbek Gekkiyev, VGTRK

     December 5, 2012, in Nalchik, Russia

Gadzhimurad Kamalov, Chernovik

     December 15, 2011, in Makhachkala, Russia

Abdulmalik Akhmedilov, Hakikat and Sogratl

     August 11, 2009, in Makhachkala , Russia

Natalya Estemirova, Novaya Gazeta, Kavkazsky Uzel

     July 15, 2009, in between Grozny and Gazi-Yurt , Russia

Anastasiya Baburova, Novaya Gazeta

     January 19, 2009, in Moscow , Russia

Telman (Abdulla) Alishayev, TV-Chirkei

     September 2, 2008, in Makhachkala, Russia

Magomed Yevloyev, Ingushetiya

     August 31, 2008, in Nazran, Russia

Ivan Safronov, Kommersant

     March 2, 2007, in Moscow, Russia

Maksim Maksimov, Gorod

     November 30, 2006, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Anna Politkovskaya, Novaya Gazeta

     October 7, 2006, in Moscow, Russia

Vagif Kochetkov, Trud and Tulsky Molodoi Kommunar

     January 8, 2006, in Tula, Russia

Magomedzagid Varisov, Novoye Delo

     June 28, 2005, in Makhachkala, Russia

Pavel Makeev, Puls

     May 21, 2005, in Azov, Russia

Paul Klebnikov, Forbes Russia

     July 9, 2004, in Moscow, Russia

Adlan Khasanov, Reuters

     May 9, 2004, in Grozny, Russia

Aleksei Sidorov, Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye

     October 9, 2003, in Togliatti, Russia

Yuri Shchekochikhin, Novaya Gazeta

     July 3, 2003, in Moscow, Russia

Roddy Scott, Frontline

     September 26, 2002, in Galashki Region, Ingushetia, Russia

Valery Ivanov, Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye

     April 29, 2002, in Togliatti, Russia

Natalya Skryl, Nashe Vremya

     March 9, 2002, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Eduard Markevich, Novy Reft

     September 18, 2001, in Reftinsky, Sverdlovsk Region, Russia

Igor Domnikov, Novaya Gazeta

     July 16, 2000, in Moscow, Russia

Aleksandr Yefremov, Nashe Vremya

     May 12, 2000, in Chechnya, Russia

Vladimir Yatsina, ITAR-TASS

     February 20, 2000, in Chechnya, Russia

Shamil Gigayev, Nokh Cho TV

     October 29, 1999, in Shaami Yurt, Russia

Ramzan Mezhidov, TV Tsentr

     October 29, 1999, in Shaami Yurt, Russia

Supian Ependiyev, Groznensky Rabochy

     October 27, 1999, in Grozny, Russia

Anatoly Levin-Utkin, Yurichichesky Peterburg Segodnya

     August 24, 1998, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Larisa Yudina, Sovietskaya Kalmykia Segodnya

     June 8, 1998, in Elista, Russia

Ramzan Khadzhiev, Russian Public TV (ORT)

     August 11, 1996, in Grozny, Russia

Viktor Mikhailov, Zabaikalsky Rabochy

     May 12, 1996, in Chita, Russia

Nina Yefimova, Vozrozhdeniye

     May 9, 1996, in Grozny, Russia

Nadezhda Chaikova, Obshchaya Gazeta

     March 30, 1996, in Gehki, Russia

Viktor Pimenov, Vaynakh Television

     March 11, 1996, in Grozny, Russia

Felix Solovyov, freelance

     February 26, 1996, in Moscow, Russia

Vadim Alferyev, Segodnyashnyaya Gazeta

     December 27, 1995, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Shamkhan Kagirov, Rossiskaya Gazeta and Vozrozheniye

     December 13, 1995, in near Grozny, Russia

Natalya Alyakina, Focus and RUFA

     June 17, 1995, in Budyonnovsk, Russia

Farkhad Kerimov, Associated Press TV

     May 29, 1995, in Chechnya, Russia

Vladislav Listyev, Russian Public Television (OTR)

     March 1, 1995, in Moscow, Russia

Viatcheslav Rudnev, Freelancer

     February 17, 1995, in Kaluga, Russia

Jochen Piest, Stern

     January, 10, 1995, in Chervlyonna, Russia

Vladimir Zhitarenko, Krasnaya Zvezda

     January 1, 1995, in Grozny, Russia

Cynthia Elbaum, Freelancer

     December 22, 1994, in Grozny, Russia

Dmitry Kholodov, Mosckovski Komsomolets

     October 17, 1994, in Moscow, Russia

Yuri Soltis, Interfax

     June 12, 1994, in Moscow, Russia

Aleksandr Smirnov, Molodyozhny Kuryer

     October 4, 1993, in Moscow, Russia

Aleksandr Sidelnikov, Lennauchfilm Studio

     October 4, 1993, in Moscow, Russia

Sergei Krasilnikov, Ostankino Television Company

     October 3, 1993, in Moscow, Russia

Yvan Scopan, TF-1 Television Company

     October 3, 1993, in Moscow, Russia

Vladimir Drobyshev, Nature and Man

     October 3, 1993, in Moscow, Russia

Igor Belozyorov, Ostankino State Broadcasting Company

     October 3, 1993, in Moscow, Russia

Rory Peck, ARD Television Company

     October 3, 1993, in Moscow, Russia

Dmitry Krikoryants, Expresskhronika

     April 14, 1993, in Grozny, Russia



24 Journalists Killed in Russia/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Vyacheslav Yaroshenko, Korruptsiya i Prestupnost

     June 29, 2009, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Shafig Amrakhov, RIA 51

     January 5, 2009, in Murmansk, Russia

Ilyas Shurpayev, Channel One

     March 21, 2008, in Moscow, Russia

Gadzhi Abashilov, Dagestan

     March 21, 2008, in Makhachkala , Russia

Vyacheslav Ifanov, Novoye Televideniye Aleiska

     April 5, 2007, in Aleisk, Russia

Yevgeny Gerasimenko, Saratovsky Rasklad

     July 26, 2006, in Saratov, Russia

Ilya Zimin, NTV

     February 26, 2006, in Moscow, Russia

Dmitry Shvets, TV-21 Northwestern Broadcasting

     April 18, 2003, in Murmansk, Russia

Sergei Kalinovsky, Moskovsky Komsomolets

     Date unknown, in Smolensk, Russia

Adam Tepsurgayev, Reuters

     November 21, 2000, in Chechnya, Russia

Sergey Ivanov, Lada-TV

     October 3, 2000, in Togliatti, Russia

Iskandar Khatloni, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

     September 21, 2000, in Moscow, Russia

Sergey Novikov, Radio Vesna

     July 26, 2000, in Smolensk, Russia

Vadim Rudenko, ORT

     June 30, 1999, in Moscow, Russia

Valentina Neverova, Pravo

     February 10, 1999, in Samara, Russia

Ivan Fedyunin, Bryanskie Izvestia

     March 31, 1998, in Bryansk, Russia

Valery Krivosheyev, Komsomolskaya Pravda

     September 6, 1997, in Lipetsk, Russia

Oleg Slabynko, Russian Television Channel 2

     January 25, 1996, in Moscow, Russia

Andrew Shumack, Freelancer

     July 28, 1995, in an unknown place, Russia

Sergei Ivanov, Nevskoye Vremya

     June 15, 1995, in an unknown place, Russia

Maxim Chabalin, Nevskoye Vremya

     March 1, 1995, in an unknown place, Russia

Felix Titov, Nevskoye Vremya

     March 1, 1995, in an unknown place, Russia

Andrei Aizderdzis, Who's Who

     April 26, 1994, in Khimki, Russia

Sergei Dubov, Vsyo Dlya Vas, International and Moscow Business Week

     February 1, 1994, in Novoye Vremya, Russia