Malashenko Dead in Spain

Co-founder and president of NTV
Malashenko Dead in Spain
26 February 10:01 2019 Print This Article

The renowned Russian media executive and political consultant Igor Malashenko has died in Spain at the age of 64.

Some Russian media reported the death as having been a suicide, citing sources close to Malashenko. No official sources have yet confirmed the reports.

Malashenko was the co-founder and president of NTV, an independent television channel founded by a group of leading journalists, before joining Boris Yeltsin’s campaign team to engineer his presidential victory in 1996. He went on to lead a number of Russian media projects, including the RTVI online television channel and, more recently in 2018, he headed Ksenia Sobchak’s presidential campaign.

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