Sergei Loiko

1953 -

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

country of citizenship:  United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed:  Russian

Sergey Leonidovich Loiko (Russian: Сергей Леонидович Лойко, born 26 February 1953 in Mikkeli, Finland) is a writer, war photographer, and journalist. As a journalist and photographer he has covered armed conflicts in Russia and the former USSR since 1991 (Romania, Tajikistan, Chechnya, Georgia) working primarily for the Los Angeles Times. In 2001, Loiko covered the war in Afghanistan and in 2003, the war in Iraq. In 2004, he published his first book Shock and Awe, War in Iraq. In 2015, he published Airport a book about the battle of Donetsk airport. In 2017, Loiko published Flight about the shooting down of MH17. Loiko was awarded with the 2014 Overseas Press Club’s Bob Considine Award and the 2015 Los Angeles Times Editorial Award. His novels Airport (ru: "Аэропорт", 2015; American award Overseas Press Club Bob Considine award) and Flight (ru: "Рейс", 2017) are translated into many languages. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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