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Local news photographer wins Russian award for November 7 coverage

By Messenger Staff
Friday, May 2
This spring, the 11th annual Best Press Photo of Russia competition honored Tbilisi-based photographer Alexander Klimchuk.

54 photographers from CIS countries and the Baltics competed.

The jury gave Klimchuk an honorary award for his coverage of the violent November 7 crackdown on anti-government protestors

Last year, the same competition honored Klimchuk for his photos of celebrations of Joseph Stalinís birthday.

Klimchuk is the head of Tbilisi-based photo agency Caucasus Images (http://www.caucasus-images.com), which offers news and feature photography.