Jul 16, 2007

Being a journalist in Russia...

...has to be the most dangerous job in the country. Siberian miners have a better shot at this point.

RFE/RL: An executive with German publishing house Bertelsmann has been found stabbed to death at her home near Moscow. Prosecutors said Marina Pisareva, the deputy head of Bertelsmann's Russian branch, was apparently killed with a collector's dagger that belonged to her. Media giant Bertelsmann operates in 63 countries. In Russia, the company is a stakeholder in television and production company REN TV. Prosecutors have not ruled out the possibility that Pisareva's murder is connected to her professional work.

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