Skip to main content

Man detained over murder of Russian TV anchor

By Laura Smith-Spark and Alla Eshchenko, CNN
updated 8:55 AM EDT, Wed July 16, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A man is detained over the murder of a Russian TV anchor
  • The body of Andrey Rybakin was found on Tuesday, his station's chief executive says
  • Rybakin was the host of a TV show based on dashboard cam clips

Moscow (CNN) -- A suspect has been detained in connection with the murder of a Russian TV anchor who worked for the "360 Moscow region" TV station, Russia's Investigative Committee said Wednesday

Andrey Rybakin's body was found on Tuesday evening, the TV station's chief executive, Vyacheslav Dukhin, said. The 25-year-old had apparently been murdered a few days before in his Moscow apartment.

Russia's Investigative Committee said on its website that the man detained was a friend of Rybakin who is suspected of killing the journalist after an argument at the apartment.

Rybakin had his own show based on humorous video clips from vehicle dashboard cameras, Dukhin said. The devices are very popular in Russia.

"Andrey was a talented journalist, and a kind man," said Dukhin. "This is a very sad loss for us."

Russian television reporter killed in Ukraine

CNN's Alla Eshchenko reported from Moscow and Laura Smith-Spark wrote in London. CNN's Stephanie Halasz contributed to this report.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 8:25 AM EDT, Thu October 16, 2014
Action needs to be taken immediately before affected states potentially collapse, says campaigner Bob Geldof.
updated 12:29 AM EDT, Thu October 16, 2014
Thomas Malthus famously predicted that rising populations would create a food crunch: Could this be true?
updated 6:33 AM EDT, Sat October 18, 2014
From "Sick Man of Europe" to the world's fourth largest economy.
updated 8:18 AM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
Each day, CNN brings you an image capturing a moment to remember, defining the present in our changing world.
updated 7:18 PM EDT, Wed October 15, 2014
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows to "shirt-front" Russia's Putin over the MH17 disaster.
updated 7:27 PM EDT, Wed October 15, 2014
Serbia and Albania try to play but the major game is called off after a drone flying a political flag enters the stadium.
updated 7:36 AM EDT, Tue October 14, 2014
George Clooney's new wife, is now Amal Clooney, raising the issue of married names.
updated 1:57 PM EDT, Tue October 14, 2014
The mysterious unmanned X-37B space plane returns to Earth after more than two years in space. But the U.S. Air force isn't saying much.
updated 12:55 PM EDT, Tue October 14, 2014
Public health experts are asking whether the CDC is getting the wrong message out.
updated 11:41 AM EDT, Mon October 13, 2014
It's no longer necessary to launch your startup in Silicon Valley -- thanks to the internet, you can do it anywhere.
updated 5:00 AM EDT, Wed October 8, 2014
From a "democracy wall" to a towering "Umbrella man" statue, see the best art from the massive protests in Hong Kong.
Browse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.
ADVERTISEMENT