In St. Petersburg died former Chairman of the city Union of journalists Igor Sidorov

In St. Petersburg on June 25 has left the life of journalist Igor Sidorov. He worked in the press for nearly 50 years — since 1972. According to the St. Petersburg Union of journalists, Igor Sidorov was one of the victims of the epidemic COVID-19.

the Union said that Igor graduated from St. Petersburg state SW Union University for cinema and television, specialty “journalist”. Worked in Newspapers “Skoropadsky work”, “Change”, “Leningradskaya Pravda”. Was a participant in the creation of the newspaper “Rush Hour” and leading newscasts on “Radio of Russia”. Also became the first editor of “St. Petersburg Echo”, in the years 2001-2004, he headed the Board of Directors of JSC “Izvestiya-Peterburg”. He held the post of adviser to the Governor of St. Petersburg. From 1994 to 2002 he was Chairman of the St. Petersburg Union of journalists.

“Igor Alexandrovich loved St. Petersburg and our Union, which he headed for 8 years — said the Chairman of the Union of journalists of Petersburg and Leningrad region Lyudmila Fomicheva. And after the resignation of the Chairman, he never broke the connection with the Union, actively assisted and participated in the preparations for the ceremonies of awarding the winners of the contest “Golden pen”, was co-author of many scenarios. Igor was a very friendly person, always willing to help, he often came to the House of a journalist and was always a welcome friend and Advisor”.

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