Adlan Khasanov

Adlan Khasanov was a Russian photojournalist. He studied journalism at Chechen State University, graduating in 1999. He began his career working in newspapers as a photojournalist/reporter. And in the “second Chechnya war” he began working with a television camera.

“Life was not all war reporting. He was happy to cover fashion shows or ballet in Moscow. But war claimed him again when he was sent to central Asia for the build-up to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Meanwhile, the brutal war in his homeland raged on. Khasanov scored many scoops. In 1999 he was the first journalist to reach the scene of the separatists’ first attempt to murder Kadyrov, their hate figure. Khasanov was sitting in a café in Grozny when a bomb exploded as the president’s convoy passed nearby. He rushed out and filmed the immediate aftermath.”

Sadly, he was killed in Grozny in a bomb explosion that was orchestrated by the Chechen separatists in an attempt to eliminate the Chechen President.


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