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    The chief editor of the Kolyma Plus TV channel, Anatoly Bitkov, was found dead in his apartment in the Russian Far Eastern town of Magadan early on Wednesday, a spokesman for the local administration reported.

    The chief editor of the Kolyma Plus TV channel, Anatoly Bitkov, was found dead in his apartment in the Russian Far Eastern town of Magadan early on Wednesday, a spokesman for the local administration reported.

    A spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee said a criminal case was opened into the journalist's murder.

    Bitkov, 38, was a member of Russia's Union of Journalists. He authored and anchored news and analytical programs.

    Kolyma Plus is a Magadan-based broadcaster.

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