Russian channel apologises for untruthful report over interviewing dead singer

Last Updated: May 15 2019 17:57

MOSCOW- A Russian TV channel has issued an apology after being called out for interviewing an Opera singer who died three years ago in 2015.

Zvezda, the TV channel of the Russian Defence Ministry, claimed it interviewed opera singer Elena Obraztsova for its story on the funeral of controversial journalist Sergei Dorenko.

The channel said the interview took place at the Troyekurovskoye Cemetery in Moscow, where Dorenko’s funeral was scheduled to take place on 12 May.

But after it emerged that Obraztsova had passed away in 2015, Zvezda tried to cover up its mistake by saying that it actually talked to the singer’s daughter.

After being slammed online for the untruthful article, Zvezda has issued an apology and said the incident was being investigated and responsibility fixed.