In Russia, there is another loss related to A. Navalny: the famous photographer D. Markov died

In Russia, there is another loss related to A. Navalny: the famous photographer D. Markov died
In Russia, there is another loss related to A. Navalny: the famous photographer D. Markov died
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When the whole world was shocked by the death of Alexei Navalny, another sad news came from Russia – the 42-year-old famous photographer Dmitry Markov died. In 2021, he was arrested at a Moscow court during a rally in support of an oppositionist, and he took a photo at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which became an iconic symbol of repression in Russia.

In February 2021, the photographer arrived at the courthouse, where the suspended sentence in the so-called “Yves Rocher” case was replaced by actual imprisonment for A. Navalny.

D. Markov was arrested and brought to the local internal affairs sub-department.

It was there that D. Markov took a photo of a masked riot policeman sitting under a portrait of Vladimir Putin. The photo became a symbol of A.Navalno’s persecution.

D. Markov’s photo, taken after his arrest, became a symbol of A. Navalno’s persecution / D. Markov’s photo

At that time, D. Markov told Dožd TV channel that he deliberately left his photographer’s license at home and came to the court as a citizen.

“I didn’t come to work, I specifically left the certificate at home. I came here as a citizen, this is my civic position, my approach to this process,” said the photographer.

D. Markov was a photojournalist and a volunteer of several aid organizations. He was born in 1982. Pushkin near Moscow. D. Markov was widely known throughout the world for his shots of Russian provincial life.

As reported by the news portal meduza.io, the cause of the photographer’s death remains unknown. He died in his hometown of Pskov.

The article is in Lithuanian

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