Support The Moscow Times!

Suspect Confesses to Murder of Prominent Russian Journalist in St. Petersburg

Dmitry Tsilikin

Law enforcement have detained a student suspected of killing prominent Russian journalist Dmitry Tsilikin in St. Petersburg, the local branch of Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement Thursday.

According to investigators, on March 27 a suspect identified as 21 year-old Sergei Kosyrev — whom Tsilikin had met online — went to the journalist's home. A fight broke out between two men and Kosyrev stabbed Tsilikin to death. Then he took the journalist's laptop and wallet and left the apartment.

The detained man has confessed to the murder.

54-year old Tsilikin was found dead in his St. Petersburg apartment by his relatives on March 31. He was a well-known art and music critic and contributed to the Russian newspapers Vedomosti and Kommersant.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more