Sergei Krasilnikov

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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 the control of
Ostankino Television Center. Vladimir Drobyshev died of a heart attack during
the clash.

Aleksandr Sidelnikov, 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