Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty
|Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty|
|Next time||15 December 2015|
Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty is a remembrance day, observed on December 15 in Russia. The day was established by the Union of Journalists of Russia in 1991, following the deaths of journalist Viktor Nogin and cameraman Gennadi Kurennoy in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in September that year. In Moscow the day is observed at Nikitsky Boulevard.
According to representatives of the Union of Journalists of Russia, between 10 and 20 journalists are killed each year in Russia under various circumstances.
- "День памяти журналистов, погибших при исполнении обязанностей" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. Retrieved 15 December 2012.