indisputable facts have been found yet" regarding the investigation
into Yuri Schekochikhin’s death
Newsru.com, August 15, 2004
Friends and colleagues of journalist and human rights activist Yuri
Schekochikhin continue their investigation into the circumstances
behind his death.
Murders Are on the Rise
By Carl Schreck, The Moscow Times, August 4, 2004
Contract killings continue to swell because of a weak judicial system
and a low probability that those ordering the hits will ever be
punished. There also appears to be no shortage of those willing
to kill for money, from drug addicts to former military men profiting
from their professional training.
By Alexander Osipovich, The Moscow Times, July 2, 2004
"But this wasn't noticeable, because, as Andrei Voznesensky
formulates it so precisely, he was a Russian saint: drinking, slovenly,
jovial, with a broken destiny and without the slightest hint of
On June 9 Yuri Schekochikhin
would have turned 54
From Griogry Yavlinsky's
afterword to a new book on Yuri Schekochikhin "With love, Yuri Schekochikhin."
Yuri Schekochikhin always demonstrated the real freedom
of the Russian intelligencia, as well as bravery and at the same time
concentration and an ability to listen to his inner voice. He used
to say that the key issue is what you write, as it is immortal.
costs of journalism
By Seamus Martin, Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2003
While conspiracy theories abound in Russia, it is not difficult to
understand the suspicions about Shchekochikhin's death. Strange things
happened to journalists from Novaya Gazeta and members and supporters
The Times (UK), July 30, 2003
Yuri Shtshekotshichin was Russia's unrivalled scourge of corruption
new mafia as well as in the highest government circles around President
Yeltsin and, later, President Putin.
Schekochikhin died on July 3, 2003
Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the YABLOKO party, July 3, 2003
He was an exceptionally brave man and a very good reliable friend. We
loved him for his frankness, noble heart, intelligence, warmth and openness.
We deeply regret his death and express our condolences to the relatives
next to kin of Yuri Petrovich.
Duma Deputies Call For Extraordinary Measures Against Corruption
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, May 27, 2003
"Because of corruption, the long bloody butchery
in Chechnya continues; the economy is stagnant; the national wealth and
resources are being mercilessly plundered; industrial production and small
businesses are being strangled; and arbitrary bureaucratic rule prevails..."
By Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor, 3 July 2001 (Archive)
The thicket of nettles is chest high as Vladimir Katzenbogen
Popov force their way through, searching with Geiger counters and a
gamma-ray detector for radioactive hotspots.
scandal' masks a deeper reality: power struggle
By Fabian Adami, The NIS Observed: An Analytical Review, Volume VII Number 4, 27 February 2002 (Archive)
The collapse of the Soviet Union marked the beginning of a new era in
Russian organized crime. Spurred on by the new economic openness, the
Russian mafia spread its influence and money into almost every facet of