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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Vladimir Ivanov

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Vladimir Ivanov, January 1996, available at: [accessed 22 October 2017]
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The Glory of Sevastopol
April 18, 1995, in Sevastopol, Ukraine

Ivanov, editor-in-chief of the Sevastopol local daily The Glory of Sevastopol, was fatally injured when a bomb, triggered by remote control, exploded in a garbage can outside his home on April 14. He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent three operations and had his legs amputated. He died four days after the explosion.

Ivanov was an ethnic Russian, and his paper's editorial line supported greater autonomy for the predominantly Russian population of Crimea. Shortly before his death, Ivanov had begun a campaign in his newspaper denouncing the Crimean mafia and protesting the construction of an oil refinery by a Ukrainian-Swedish company. His newspaper had also recently published several articles supporting the creation of a free trade zone in Sevastopol, a plan that was expected to strengthen Crimean autonomy.

Beats Covered:Business, Crime
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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