Russian journalist shot dead Moscow

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ussian journalist shot dead

Moscow - Vladislav Listyev, executive director of Russia's main Ostankino television channel, was shot dead yesterday, NTV independent television reported. Mr Listyev, one of Russia's most prominent television journalists, was recently appointed executive director of the channel after President Boris Yeltsin signed a decree to transform it into a public company. Mr Listyev was one of the founders of the hard-hitting Vzglyad current-affairs programme in the early days of glasnost under former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Reute

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