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Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Unconfirmed: Valery Krivosheyev

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1998
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Komsomolskaya Pravda
September 6, 1997, in Lipetsk, Russia

Krivosheyev, a special correspondent for the national daily Komsomolskaya Pravda in Lipetsk in Central Russia, was found dead from skull trauma near a coffee shop where the reporter frequently met his sources. Colleagues at the newspaper and at the Glasnost Defense Foundation claim that Krivosheyev's killing was related to his work as an investigative journalist covering local and national public figures. Later reports indicated that he was killed in a brawl during a wedding reception at the café. The day before his death, he told friends at De-Fakto, a newspaper where he had formerly worked, that he had scheduled a meeting with a source on a story he called "a bombshell of national proportions."

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