Six journalists were killed in Moscow during an October 1993 Communist hardliner
uprising against Russian President Boris Yeltsin, which left scores of people
dead and wounded. One journalist died of a heart attack during the siege of the
Ostankino Television Center.
Yvan Scopan, a cameraman for TF-1 Television
Company; Sergei Krasilnikov, a video engineer for Ostankino Television Company;
Rory Peck, a cameraman for the German ARD Television Company; and Igor
Belozyorov, an editor for the Ostankino State Broadcasting Company were killed
in a gun battle between the hardliners and their supporters and pro-Yeltsin
special forces units over control of Ostankino Television Center. Vladimir
Drobyshev died of a heart attack during the clash.
a cameraman for Lennauchfilm Studio in St. Petersburg, and Aleksandr Smirnov,
with the weekly newspaper Molodyozhny Kuryer, were killed at the Russian
Parliament house when President Yeltsin ordered the military to seize the