October 3, 2000, in Togliatti, Russia
Lada-TV, which the 30-year-old Ivanov had headed since 1993, was a significant player on the local political scene. At year's end, investigators had not ruled out a possible commercial or programming dispute as motivation for the murder. Station staffers told CPJ that they had no idea about the motive.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.