Date
01/02/1994  
First
Sergei  
Surname
DUBOV  
Sex/Age
M, 50  
Incident
homicide  
Motive
nJ  
Place
stairwell entrance  
Job
director, publisher  
Medium
print  
Federal District Plus
Moscow  
Street, Town, Region
Moscow  
Freelance
no  
Local/National
national, Novoye vremya  
Other Ties
 
Cause of Death
shot, contract killing  
Legal Qualification
not known  
Impunity
investigation  
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On the morning of 1 February 1994, Sergei Dubov, president of the Novoye vremya publishing house, was shot dead outside the stairwell of his apartment block in north Moscow as he was leaving for work.

One suggestion is that this was a contract killing possibly linked to his financial debts. His death, according to the Segodnya daily (7 July 1994), was the first in a series of killings in the struggle for control over the “still not privatised publishing and printing sector”.

Dubov was responsible not only for the political weekly Novoye vremya (The New Times) but in 1991 created the very popular Vsyo dlya vas newspaper for free adverts, creating an advertising agency and finally set up a publishing house of which he became president in 1992.

Although a large investigative team was set up, drawing on national and Moscow resources, the murder was not solved.