Person of the Week: Leonid Krivenkov

Week-ending 17 January 2020

Russian Cameraman Who Spoke Of Censorship On TV Savagely Beaten

MOSCOW — A former cameraman for a Russian state TV broadcaster who has spoken out and given interviews about political censorship and corruption at his former employer has been severely beaten by two men in Moscow, he told RFE/RL in an interview on January 15. Leonid Krivenkov, 61, who shot political shows on Channel One for 10 years, said the beating took place as he was leaving Kuzminsky Park in the capital on January 11. The two assailants “were athletically built, tall, and aged approximately 25-30 years, with a dog in tow,” he said. RFE/RL, 15 January 2020

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