Russian cinema sets box office record chalking up nearly $145 mln in 2016Society & Culture January 23, 17:37
German foreign minister says long-term solution to Syrian crisis to be discussed in GenevaWorld January 23, 17:34
Finland does not view Nord Stream-2 construction issue as politicalBusiness & Economy January 23, 17:02
UN envoy urges Syrian armed opposition to abide by ceasefireWorld January 23, 16:00
Russia’s anti-ballistic missile defense system to be upgraded by late 2017Military & Defense January 23, 15:41
Russian top lawmaker says no plans to set up new military bases abroadRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 15:29
Russian strategic bombers hammer Islamic State facilities in Syria’s Deir ez-ZorMilitary & Defense January 23, 15:02
Putin backs granting profitable routes to national airlines using Russian aircraftBusiness & Economy January 23, 14:59
Rosneft will boost oil supplies to China to 31 mln tonnes in 2017Business & Economy January 23, 14:29
MOSCOW, June 20 /ITAR-TASS/. The colleagues and next-of-kin of Igor Kornelyuk, a special correspondent of the VGTRK (All-Russia Television and Radio Network), who was killed on June 17 in mortar shelling near Lugansk. will pay their last respects to him. The ceremony is to begin at noon at the "Special Correspondent" studio on Pravda Street in Moscow. The journalist will then be buried at the Troyekurovo Cemetery.
VGTRK special correspondent Igor Kornelyuk, together with cameraman Viktor Denisov and sound engineer Anton Voloshin, were caught by a mortar shelling near a checkpoint of Volunteer Corps members. They were filming sequences showing how people's self-defence fighters wer leading a group of refugees out of the danger zone. All these journalists wore "Media" identification badges. Eyewitnesss reported that a mortar shell burst near the filming team. Sound engineer Anton Voloshin died on the spot and Kornelyuk died later in a local hospital. Cameraman Denisov was not hurt in the mortar shelling because he was at some distance away from the filming team.
A funeral ceremony for Anton Voloshin will be held laters: his remains have been turned over to experts for a genetic examination, which was requested by his parents in view of the circumstances of the tragic death.