Journalists with integrity, we salute you. As for the rest of you pseudo-journalist should be ashamed of yourself as we are ashamed of you.
Journalist murdered under Putin:
1 February - Vladimir Yatsina, a photocorrespondent with ITAR-TASS. On his first and only trip to Chechnya he was kidnapped and later killed (by a group of Wahhabis some suggest). Homicide [J].
10 February - Ludmila Zamana, Samara. Homicide. Conviction [nJ].
9 March - Artyom Borovik, Sovershenno sekretno periodical and publishing house, director and journalist. Sheremetyevo-1 Airport, Moscow. Incident not confirmed [?J].
22 March - Luisa Arzhieva, correspondent for Istina mira newspaper (Moscow). Avtury, Chechnya. Crossfire [?J].
17 April - Oleg Polukeyev, Homicide.
1 May - Boris Gashev, literary critic, . Homicide. Conviction [nJ].
13 May - Alexander Yefremov, Chechnya. A photojournalist with west Siberian newspaper Nashe Vremya, Yefremov died when militants blew up a military jeep in which he was travelling. On previous assignments, Yefremov won acclaim for his news photographs from the war-torn region. Crossfire [J].
16 July - Igor Domnikov, from Novaya Gazeta, Moscow. Struck over the head with a hammer in the stairwell of his Moscow apartment building, Domnikov lay in a coma for two months. His murderer was identified in 2003 and convicted in 2007 . The men who ordered and organised the attack have been named by his paper but not charged. Homicide [J].
26 July - Sergei Novikov, Radio Vesna, Smolensk. Shot in a contract killing in stairwell of his apartment building. Claimed that he often criticized the administration of Smolensk Region. Homicide [?J].
21 September - Iskander Khatloni, Radio Free Europe, Moscow. A native of Tajikistan, Khatloni was killed at night in an axe attack on the street outside his Moscow apartment block. His assailant and the motive of the murder remain unknown. A RFE/RL spokeswoman said Khatloni worked on stories about the human-rights abuses in Chechnya. Homicide [nJ].
3 October - Sergei Ivanov, Lada-TV, Togliatti. Shot five times in the head and chest in front of his apartment building. As director of largest independent television company in Togliatti, he was an important player on the local political scene. Homicide. Gang responsible on trial [nJ].
18 October - Georgy Garibyan, journalist with Park TV (Rostov), murdered in Rostov-on-Don [nJ].
20 October - Oleg Goryansky, freelance journalist, press & TV. Murdered in Cherepovets, Vologda Region. Conviction [nJ].
21 October - Raif Ablyashev, photographer with Iskra newspaper. Kungur, Perm Region. Homicide [nJ].
3 November - Sergei Loginov, Lada TV (Togliatti). Incident not confirmed [nJ].
20 November - Pavel Asaulchenko, cameraman for Austrian TV, Moscow. Contract killing. Conviction of perpetrator [nJ].
23 November - Adam Tepsurkayev, Reuters, Chechnya. A Chechen cameraman, he was shot at his neighbor's house in the village of Alkhan-Kala (aka Yermolovka). Tepsurkayev filmed most of Reuters' footage from Chechnya in 2000, including the Chechen rebel Shamil Basayev having his foot amputated. Homicide (war crime) [J].
28 November - Nikolai Karmanov, retired journalist. Lyubim, Yaroslavl Region. Homicide [nJ].
23 December - Valery Kondakov, freelance photographer. Killed in Armavir, Krasnodar Region [nJ].
1 February - Eduard Burmagin, Homicide.
24 February - Leonid Grigoryev, Homicide [nJ].
8 March - Andrei Pivovarov, Homicide.
31 March - Oleg Dolgantsev, Homicide [nJ].
17 May - Vladimir Kirsanov, chief editor. Kurgan, Urals Federal District. Homicide [J].
2 June - Victor Popkov, Novaya gazeta contributore, died in Moscow Region hospital. Wounded in Chechnya two months earlier. Crossfire [J].
11 September - Andrei Sheiko, Homicide [nJ].
19 September - Eduard Markevich, 29, editor and publisher of local newspaper Novy Reft in Sverdlovsk Region. Shot in the back in a contract killing, homicide [J].
5 November - Elina Voronova, Homicide [nJ].
16 November - Oleg Vedenin, Homicide.
21 November - Alexander Babaikin, Homicide [nJ].
1 December - Boris Mityurev, Homicide.