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André Vltchek
Born 1962
Died September 22, 2020 (2020-09-23) (aged 58)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist, writer, filmmaker

André Vltchek (Russian: Андре Влчек, 1962 – 22 September 2020) was a Soviet-born American political analyst, journalist, and a filmmaker. Vltchek was born in Leningrad.


Vltchek covered armed conflicts in Peru, Kashmir, Mexico, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Congo, India, South Africa, East Timor, Indonesia, Turkey, and the Middle East.

He traveled to more than 140 countries and wrote articles for Der Spiegel, Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun, The Guardian, ABC News and the Czech Republic daily Lidové noviny.

From 2004, Vltchek served as a Senior Fellow at the Oakland Institute.


On September 22, 2020, he died, seemingly in his sleep in his car in Istanbul, Turkey. His death is seen as suspicious by the police and an investigation is still ongoing.

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