Maxim Lakomov: Journalist, communist, and a founder of Donetsk People’s Republic

By Committee for Social Communications of the DPR

On the night of March 17, our colleague and friend Maxim Lakomov, the head of the information department of the Committee for Social Communications of the Donetsk People’s Republic, was killed in an accident. A live grenade was accidentally thrown in a room where Maxim was, and he covered it with his body to prevent injury to children nearby.

Maxim Lakomov

Maxim was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence of the Donetsk People’s Republic, and participated in the formation of the Ministry of Information. Many knew him as a great journalist, a responsible official, a principled fighter for truth and a staunch anti-fascist.

Maxim was an amazing person. He was able to recharge the energy, humor and enthusiasm of all those who worked with him.

Not long before his tragic death, he introduced a new generation of young people of Donetsk to journalism, who considered and will continue to consider Maxim their mentor.

Maxim was also involved in education of high school students, organizing intellectual and educational activities for them, uniting many different kinds of people in this work.

We have lost a truly irreplaceable person and a close friend.

The head of the Committee for Social Communications, Sergey Galochkin, said: “Maxim was always thinking about the future of our Republic. Whatever he did, he put his heart and soul into, completely surrendering to the work. An exceptionally honest man, he always remembered what it is we are building and where we are going.

“Life had taught him to be ready for anything, to be able to quickly take action. In his last three seconds, he made ​​a decision of which not everyone is capable …”

We, his colleagues and friends, express our condolences to Maxim’s family.

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Maxim Lakomov (left) talking with comrades shortly before his death.
Photo: Svetlana Licht

By Workers’ Party of Donbass
On March 17, our comrade Maxim Lakomov, a journalist and staunch Communist, died in tragic circumstances.

Some of us became acquainted with Maxim only recently, but he soon became a close friend to us.

He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence of the DPR, and stood at the formation of the Ministry of Information.

Maxim was a cheerful, caring person, sharing his experience and enthusiasm with all around him.

Join us to say goodbye to Maxim Lakomov tomorrow, March 19, at 11:30, behind the Cathedral located on Ilyich Avenue near Kalinin Hospital (grounds outside the Cathedral). There will also be transportation to the cemetery. 

At 14:30, a memorial dinner will be held at the Government House.
Translated by Greg Butterfield

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