Dmitry Muratov

Journalist and Television Presenter Dmitry Muratov
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Full Name: Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov
Profession: Journalist and Television Presenter


Biography: Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov established the newspaper Novaya Gazeta in 1993. It has gone on to investigate and report on corruption and human rights abuses in Russia and elsewhere and on the war in Chechnya.

In 2021 Muratov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace jointly with Filipino journalist Maria Ressa. Muratov dedicated the award to the six Novaya Gazeta journalists, who lost their lives working for the paper, including Chechnya writer Anna Politkovskaya who was shot and killed in Moscow in 2006.

Attacks on Muratov and his newspaper intensified under Vladimir Putin. In 2018 a severed goat's head was delivered to the paper's offices.

Born: October 30, 1961
Birthplace: Kuybyshev, Russia, Soviet Union
Age: 61 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 2006-10-07 Novaya Gazeta Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya shot and killed outside her apartment in Moscow
  • 2021-10-08 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia "for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression"

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