Timur Olevsky


Timur Olevsky is a Russian journalist covering the events in Ukraine for the independent TV RAIN channel and popular Moscow radio channel Ekho. He is chief reporter and one of the best known journalists of TV RAIN, which he joined in 2012.

For the last year TV RAIN, attacked by the authorities for its independent reporting, has had to struggle for survival. This situation, however, did not affect Olevsky’s reporting. He has witnessed all the crucial events of the Ukrainian crisis. In August 2014 he was arrested for a short period of time by Azov, the Ukrainian volunteer regiment. In October he took part in the widely discussed radio Ekho of Moscow broadcast on the Ukrainian defence of the Donetsk airport. This broadcast angered the Russian authorities and the Russian media watchdog sent the radio an official warning.

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