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ИмяАлексей Михеев
ГородНижний ЛомоврегионПензенская область
Название СМИ«Новая газета - Мир Людей»
профессияжурналист
ИнцидентГИБЕЛЬ
Дата09/12/2004
Новое09/12/2009
Конспект9 декабря в Пензенской области погиб корреспондент издания "Новая газета - Мир Людей" 40-летний Алексей Михеев. Утром по заданию редакции он направился в районный центр Нижний Ломов на судебное заседание для подготовки материала. Автомобиль, в котором находился Михеев и его коллега Сергей Ступин, попал в автокатастрофу. Михеев погиб на месте, Ступин в тяжелом состоянии был доставлен в больницу, где ему сделали операцию.
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9 декабря в Пензенской области погиб корреспондент издания "Новая газета - Мир Людей" 40-летний Алексей Михеев. Утром по заданию редакции он направился в районный центр Нижний Ломов на судебное заседание для подготовки материала. Автомобиль, в котором находился Михеев и его коллега Сергей Ступин, попал в автокатастрофу. Михеев погиб на месте, Ступин в тяжелом состоянии был доставлен в больницу, где ему сделали операцию.

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9 December 2009

Five years ago our friend and colleague Alexei Mikheyev died in a car accident and the journalist Sergei Stupin, who was behind the wheel, was seriously injured. When they were leaving Penza on the federal highway they collided with the trailer of a Kamaz truck. After ten days in hospital Sergei died from the injuries received then.

The weather was bad that day and they could have stayed at home. However, they set out on a journey of one hundred kilometres because people were expecting them. Above all, they were waiting to see Alexei Mikheyev who wanted to get to the bottom of a complicated story and then publish an article about it. That was his job. He loved it and was a superb journalist. Alexei was one of the few investigative journalists in Penza, and the best among them. He went against the trend in the local media where most of the authors and broadcasters had lost their professional enthusiasm over time and, of their own free will, surrendered to the embraces of the authorities and of business.

The deaths of well-known and respected journalists while they were on assignment for their newspaper stirred concern that this might have been a deliberate killing. The numerous publications in which Alexei Mikheyev exposed the cynicism, rudeness, hypocrisy and unlawful actions of the authorities could serve as a pretext for such a crime. If we recall how much Sergei Stupin did to overcome the lack of solidarity among journalists in the Region, he might also have been a likely target.

For several years the police investigation was constantly halted and then, through the efforts of Alexei’s wife, re-opened again. All it revealed was that the snow was falling, a car crash happened and the two men died. Now we shall never know whether the death of our friends was accidental or the result of a crime.

Alexander Yakhontov, penza-online.ru