Journalists Killed  |  Russia

Yuri Soltis


June 12, 1994, in Moscow, Russia

Soltis, a crime reporter for the independent news agency Interfax, was found beaten to death at a train station in the Stroitel district on the outskirts of Moscow. Soltis' colleagues told CPJ that they believe the reporter's murder is linked to his investigation of Russia's criminal underworld.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Corruption, Crime

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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