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Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Confirmed: Felix Solovyov

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1997
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Confirmed: Felix Solovyov, January 1997, available at: [accessed 31 May 2016]
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February 26, 1996, in Moscow, Russia

Solovyov, a freelance photojournalist and a contributor to the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, was fatally shot in central Moscow. Two years earlier, he had published a portfolio on Moscow mafia groups in three German newspapers. He was in Germany discussing story ideas two weeks before his death.

Job:Photographer, Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Crime
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group
Taken Captive:No


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