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Russian Police Arrest Suspect Over Killing Of Journalist

Russian journalist Dmitry Tsilikin was found dead in his apartment with multiple stab wounds.

Russian police have arrested a suspect in the killing of independent journalist Dmitry Tsilikin.

The Russian Investigative Committee said on April 7 that 21-year-old Sergei Kosyrev was arrested in St. Petersburg after he confessed to killing Tsilikin.

No other details were available.

Tsilikin, 54, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in his apartment in St. Petersburg on April 1.

Police said Tsilikin appeared to have been dead for at least two days. Police said his laptop computer and mobile phone were missing.

Tsilikin was well-known for his writing on culture and music. He also contributed to independent media outlets, writing mainly about social issues and civil rights.

His articles were published in popular newspapers such as Chas Pik, Kommersant, the Moscow News, and Vedomosti, among others.

From 2001 to 2003, Tsilikin hosted two popular programs on Russia's RTR television channel.

Tsilikin also appeared frequently on roundtable discussions and other programs hosted by RFE/RL's Russian Service.

Based on reporting by and Interfax