the authors of the movies about Vladislav Leaves demanded to reopen the investigation of his murder.
New Look Team / wikipedia.org Journalists Ksenia Sobchak, Rodion Chepel and Alexey Pivovarov, independently from each other to release the films investigation of the 25th anniversary of the murder of the first Director General of “Public Russian television” (ORT) Vladislav Listyev, wrote a joint letter
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Journalists Ksenia Sobchak, Rodion Chepel and Alexey Pivovarov, independently from each other to release the films investigation of the 25th anniversary of the murder of the first Director General of “Public Russian television” (ORT) Vladislav Listyev, wrote a joint letter to the head of the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia Alexander Bastrykin and Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov with a request to resumeü investigation of crimes.
In the preparation of films of investigative journalists have faced “similar issues” and believe that the perpetrators of the crime can still be prosecuted. A video appeal posted to Instagram Sobchak.
Csepel made a documentary film “Leaves. New look”, Sobchak released a tape “As Vlad Leaves were creating a new TV that got him killed,” and the Brewers presented the project “25 years later: who killed the main star of the new Russian TV?”.
According to the journalists, in April 2009, the criminal investigation was suspended, but the perpetrators of the murder can still be brought to justice. “We know that the result was strong political pressure and it was actually collapsed. But we hope that today governments have every opportunity to finish the investigation,” they noted.
Journalists asked Bastrykin and Krasnov to give this case special status. They noted that the head of the investigative team investigating the murder, as well as the former head of the Prosecutor General, who gave detailed interviews to the researchers, “has repeatedly stated that the investigators have all the necessary information about the performers and customers of a crime”.
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We, Ksenia Sobchak, Alexey Pivovarov @pivo_varov and Rodion Chepel @rodion.Adony journalists, independently from each other to release the film-investigation about the murder of Vlad Listyev, appeal to the heads of the Investigative Committee and General Prosecutor’s office to resume the investigation into the murder of the journalist. We know that in April 2009 the criminal investigation was suspended. But we are confident that investigators have sufficient materials for continue the work and bring the case to court. While preparing our materials for the 25th anniversary of the death of the famous journalist of the Russia of the 1990s, we had the opportunity to meet a large number of facts which allow to assert that the perpetrators of the murder can be prosecuted. The head of the investigative team investigating the murder, as well as the former head of the Prosecutor General, who gave us detailed interviews, has repeatedly said that investigators have all the necessary information about the performers and customers of a crime. This is confirmed by the complex of evidence and facts with which we were able to see. We’re journalists and have no right to pass judgement on the guilt or innocence of specific persons. But we are sure that this ought to finally make the competent authorities and the court. Those who are involved in the Commission of this murder should be punished. We are confident that the completion of this high profile case will be an important achievement towards strengthening the rule of law in our country. We know that the result was strong political pressure, and it was actually collapsed. But we hope that today governments have all the possibilities to complete the investigation. Dear Mr Bastrykin, to You head of the Investigative Committee on this case is a way to show independence and efficiency of your office. For You, Mr red, this is a great way for new post to show that the Prosecutor is able to ensure the rights and freedoms of the individual. So we are waiting for your response. We believe that giving the case special status will help bring the investigation to a new level, and end with the court. In the case of the murder of Vlad Listyev must be put to end.
Soviet and Russian TV presenter and journalist, the first Director General Vladislav Listyev was killed on March 1, 1995 at an entrance of own house on Novokuznetskaya street in Moscow. The murder is still not solved: in 2018, the journalist, one of the leading program “the View” Alexander Politkovskaya has denied the version of his colleagues Dmitry Zakharov that the customer of murder of listeva was the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
According to the version of Zakharov, the murder of Listyev could serve as a moratorium on advertising, which he entered on his ORT. Then, according to Zakharova, Listeva began to receive threatening phone calls and rescission of the moratorium, but the journalist did not take measures for their own safety.
“the Solution is not to give more advertising took not Leaves. It was a decision of the Board of Directors, so shoot Listyev is still to shoot the TV. It did not decide these issues,” – said the host of “the View” from 1987 to 1991. “There are no investigations that would prove it [the involvement of Berezovsky to the murder]. I don’t believe it,” said Politkovskaya.