He achieved a lot, but he could have achieved much more.
On the 1st of March, 1995 a brilliant TV journalist and anchorman Vladislav Listyev was murdered on the staircase of his house. The contractors and the killers have not been found, however his death is directly connected with TV commercials policy. Vladislav Listyev became famous as an anchorman of TV shows Russian audience have never seen before. Everybody trusted him, everybody loved him, it could not be the other way. “Vlad had the personality of a future man”, says Leonid Yarmolnik.
The story of television in the 80s and 90s, Vladislav’s role in creation of new television, dramatic twists in his life are told by his colleagues and friends: Konstantin Ernst, Vladimir Pozner, Anatoly Lysenko, Dmitriy Zakharov, Alexander Politkovskiy, Leonid Parfenov, Eduard Salagaev, Yuriy Nikilaev, Leonid Yermolnik, Igor Ugolnikov, Leonid Yakubovich, Vladislav Pelsh, Igor Kirilov, Albina Nazimova the widow;featuring the former president of USSR Mikhail Gorbachev.