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Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin

Biography of Andrei Stenin

© RIA Novosti, Mikhail Fomichev

Andrei Stenin, a Russian photojournalist, was born on December 22, 1980, in the town of Pechora.

2003: Started his career as a journalist writing for the Society sector of Rossiyskaya Gazeta; contributed to Gazeta.ru for several years.

2008: Worked as a stringer of Russian and foreign media outlets, including Itar-TASS, RIA Novosti, Kommersant, Reuters, the Associated Press and France Press. 

2009: Started working at RIA Novosti as a photojournalist.

2014: Special correspondent of the Rossiya Segodnya Integrated Directorate of Photography.

Stenin received many prizes for his photographs, most of which he made in conflict areas, including two Silver Camera awards.

Andrei Stenin was on a business trip in eastern Ukraine when he went missing on August 5, 2014. According to a source, he may have been detained by the Ukrainian security service. Campaigns in support of Stenin, #FreeAndrew, were held around the world. People in many countries expressed their concern for him, and international public and professional organizations issued statements.

On September 3, 2014, it became known that Andrei Stenin had died in early August. The car he was driving was shelled and burned up on a motorway near Donetsk.

Andrei Stenin was awarded the Order of Courage (posthumously) for bravery and heroism in the performance of his professional duties.

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    Benghazi residents burn portraits of Muammar Gaddafi, banners with his quotes and his Green Book.
  • Protesters clash with police in Besiktas district near Taksim Square in Istanbul.
    Protesters clash with police in Besiktas district near Taksim Square in Istanbul.
  • Football fans rally on Taksim Square, Istanbul.
    Football fans rally on Taksim Square, Istanbul.
  • A man plays piano for the protesters in Taksim Square in Istanbul.
    A man plays piano for the protesters in Taksim Square in Istanbul.
  • Inside a burned and destroyed Coptic Christina church in the Minya province.
    Inside a burned and destroyed Coptic Christina church in the Minya province.
  • Policemen standing in a cordon in Independence Square.
    Policemen standing in a cordon in Independence Square.
  • Berkut special foces and housing and utilities staff during a storm of the camp of the supporters of Ukraine's integration with the EU on Maidan Square in Kiev.
    Berkut special foces and housing and utilities staff during a storm of the camp of the supporters of Ukraine's integration with the EU on Maidan Square in Kiev.
  • Children at School No. 13 in Slaviansk hide from artillery fire. The school building was hit by a mortar shell.
    Children at School No. 13 in Slaviansk hide from artillery fire. The school building was hit by a mortar shell.
  • A girl in the bus waves goodbye to her mother. Residents of Slavyansk send their children from the town to recreation camps in the Donetsk Region, to Odessa suburbs and Crimea amid the Ukraine army shelling.
    A girl in the bus waves goodbye to her mother. Residents of Slavyansk send their children from the town to recreation camps in the Donetsk Region, to Odessa suburbs and Crimea amid the Ukraine army shelling.
  • Wounded Ukrainian paratroopers taken captive during a combat operation in Shakhtyorsk.
    Wounded Ukrainian paratroopers taken captive during a combat operation in Shakhtyorsk.
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